December 9, 2021

SUPL: ‘Clear and obvious, if you do not score, you do not win games’ – Odoch

By Brian Aheebwa
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Express FC assistant head coach James Odoch lamented about his side’s continued problems infront of goal as the defending champions fell to their hosts UPDF FC with a 1-0 defeat in a game played on Saturday, October 23.

This particular affair was their second defeat in two of the new StarTimes Uganda Premier League season played at the Bombo Military Grounds Stadium.

Odoch, who found himself in the dugout thanks to the absence of head coach Wasswa Bbosa-who was starting to serve his three-match suspension, was brutally honest about their lack of cutting edge infront of goal in his post-match interview.

“It is unfortunate that we lost today’s game but surely our problem is that we are creating many chances but are not converting them,” Odoch told the club media after the game.

“Last season we used to score a lot of goals but this season this is the second game and we have not scored yet but conceding goals.”

“The advantage is that we are creating chances and all we need to do is keep improving in training because a team that does not score does not give hope in as far as winning games is concerned,” he added.

Despite the numerical advantage following Ivan Ahimbisibwe’s marching orders with just half of an hour played, the seven-times champions could not capitalize and instead conceded to their hosts.

Musa Mudde converted from the penalty spot in the 55th minute after midfielder Nicolas Kasozi had handled the ball inside his own box.

With half an hour on the clock to play, the reigning CECAFA champions could not backoff as they hunted for an equalizer but all they could afford were half chances and dominating play. That was the story of the game till the final whistle.

George Ssenkaaba, who came on as a substitute for the injured Eric Kambale followed suit of the wasteful trend. He acknowledged their lack of a winning touch while giving a postmortem report.

“Yes, we have lost our second game but we have not lost hope yet and so shouldn’t the fans,” Ssenkaaba spoke to the club media.

“We are still struggling to find a winning touch but learning a lot whenever we lose a game. We believe we shall start winning games very soon.” Ssenkaaba noted.

It was the second time in quick succession that the Wankulukuku outfit were losing a game following their 2-0 humiliation to Arua Hill SC in their own backyard on the opening day of the season.

The loss left them pointless in 14th position and will once again be on road when they visit BUL FC at Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe, Jinja on Tuesday, October 26 with a mentality to make amends.

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