By Allan Damba
Busoga United head coach Abbey Kikomeko Bogere has bewailed his forwards lacked the required concentration in front of the UPDF FC goal in Tuesday’s StarTimes Uganda Premier League barren encounter.
Busoga failed to master revenge against the Army side who had trounced them 3-0 in December 2020.
Busoga has been dull going forward all season. They are the worst scorers having scored just 17 in 21 league games. Relegation-threatened Myda FC (23) and Airtel Kitara FC (24) have all netted more.
Ssaka Ssozi failed to convert from six yards after a beautiful cross from Kirya Jeromy before Paul Ssekulima and Sharif Kimbowa missed clear-cut chances of their own.
Speaking post-match, Kikomeko did not hold back at his forward line for costing him maximum points.
“We created enough chances but my strikers lacked that concentration to score. They could have done better. But we’ll work on that, we have five days before our next league game.”
The gaffer also heaped praise on the youngster and boy-wonder Isma Mugulusi for his eye-catching and consistent displays.
“Like I always say, Mugulusi is a talented young player, he can use the ball in any way he wants. There’s always a huge gap whenever he is not on the pitch,” Kikomeko said.
“Despite not training well because of the examinations (UACE), he is still performing at the top level. If I can have him for the remainder of the season injury-free, he will be key to our performances,” added Kikomeko.
The barren draw left Busoga United 12th on the log, five points off the relegation zone. UPDF meanwhile stayed sixth on 32 points but a Solitilo Bright Stars win at KCCA on Thursday, April 29, will send them down to seventh.