Strikers fire blanks in Big League
Posted Monday, November 4 2013 at 02:00
Only four goals were scored in as many games in the Big League at the weekend. Kumi-Ngorra Fredda produced no goals while Saints-Gulu University also ended goalless.
The other two fixtures had Lweza getting a 2-1 victory over Muhammed Bazirengede’s Artland Koboko and Kirinya Jinja SS claiming a 1-0 away victory over Busia. At Namboole, Saints squandered two chances in either half with Ceasar Olega and Umar Mulumba the players to blame.
The introduction of the enterprising Godfrey Buni in the second half could also not help the Saints record their first home win of the season. Gulu University’s former SC Villa striker Francis Aloh, who was playing only his second game in a year plagued by injury, thought the draw was a fair result for both sides.
“An away point is always good and considering that they put us under immense pressure in the second half, it was fair for both sides to settle for a draw,” Aloh said. Saints coach Hussein Mbalangu was left to bemoan the absence of key strikers Rashid Kiyini and Alex Kitata through injury.
“I hope to have at least one of them back soon because you can trust either of them to convert some of the numerous chances we created,” Mabalangu said. Saints and Gulu are joint sixth in the Rwenzori Group with six points. Baza lead the table on 12 points.