January 24, 2022

SUPL: Game changer Lwanga focussed on bettering last season’s tally

By Brian Aheebwa
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KCCA FC manager Morley Byekwaso (L) issues instructions to striker Charles Lwanga | KCCA FC Image

Charles Lwanga scored a match winning brace as KCCA came from a goal down to edge UPDF 2-1 in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Friday.

The Kasasiro Boys trailed through Frank Yiga’s fourth minute goal and it needed Lwanga’s late magic for a comeback. He came off the bench to score an 88th minute equalizer before he won it for his side at the death mark.

After the game, he told the media that head coach Morley Byekwaso trusts him as a game changer and also further noted that he is looking forward to improving his last season’s goal tally.

“From time to time the coach has told me how important I am to this team and today he threw me on so that I can help change the game.”

“I am glad that I did not disappoint him. When I scored the equalizer, my instincts told me we can go ahead and win this game because there was still five to six minutes left.”

For starters, Lwanga was KCCA’s top scorer last season with 11 goals and his seasonal target of 15 goals this time around, seems realistic.

“These goals have motivated me to work harder and I am optimistic I will reach 15 goals because even last season I started playing on matchday six and went on to have a good number of goals,” Lwanga noted.

He will only need to be a consistent performer whenever on the pitch to convince Byekwaso to grant him more playing time.

Byekwaso has plenty of options to choose from when it comes to forward in the likes of Lwanga, Brian Aheebwa, Brian Kayanja, Sadat Anaku, Davis Kasirye among others but has used the latter in most of the games so far this season.

An away fixture to Arua Hill SC is up next for the SUPL log leaders and Byekwaso could reward Lwanga with a place in his starting eleven on Friday, November 26.

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