Bamweyana rues blunt Maroons attack

Thursday September 5 2019

Bizarre Misses. Edward Kabona (R) misses one of

Bizarre Misses. Edward Kabona (R) misses one of the many chances Maroons had against Kyetume in the Uganda Premier League on Tuesday in Luzira. PHOTO BY GEORGE KATONGOLE 

By GEORGE KATONGOLE

Douglas Bamweyana bemoaned a lack of cutting edge in attack after Maroons could only edge newcomers Kyetume 1-0 on Tuesday.

Maroons went into the game at the back of a 3-0 trouncing by URA, knowing they needed to make a statement against the boys who were smarting from a morale-boosting 1-0 win over SC Villa.

Despite generally controlling the game and threatening the opposing goalkeeper than their visitors, the Prison’s side could only score once in a game where they had the keeper to beat five times.

“I am disappointed that we wasted so many keeper to beat chances but we will continue working hard,” Bamweyana, who joined from SC Villa at the end of last season, said.

Forward Rashid Agau scored the goal just before halftime, when he headed into an empty net from a well taken cross in from the right wing, after Solomon Walusimbi and Eddie Kapampa played a one-two, wrong-footing two defenders and shot into the right corner of the net.

Maroons, who were calm with their approach, surged forward especially in the second half but wasted chances and didn’t find the Slaughters an easy proposition as the game wore on. Pius Obuya set up two of those opportunities for substitute Bronson Nsubuga before he was replaced on 80 minutes. Abraham Tusubira and Walusimbi also had two good opportunities to score but were denied by goalkeeper Joel Mutakubya. The misses didn’t cost Maroons, which secured the home victory it craved.

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Bamweyana said the win was important, not the number of goals.
“We will always be critical of ourselves and you’ll always look for ways to win, but I am very pleased that we did not allow to concede.” Maroons play KCC in their next encounter on Friday before the international break.

gkatongole@ug.nationmedia.com

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