By Edwin Kyle Kule
Gomba Lions’ defender Gift Fred believes postponing the final game of the 2020 Airtel Masaza Cup championship affects them positively as a team because they have ample time to prepare and win the tournament.
Gomba Lions managed to eliminate 2019 Masaza Cup finalists Busiro 5-4 on penalties after a goalless stalemate on January 21, at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru to make it to the finals.
Now according to Gift, the postponement of the final will help Gomba to prepare well, as well as rectifying some mistakes.
“I feel the postponement will affect my team positively because we have more time to correct our mistakes,” Gift told Football256.
“As a team, we conceded a total of five goals which is not a good reputation for any defence. However, I believe we shall work on that and get back better and stronger.”
“The players’ fitness has lowered day by day due to a number of games played in a limited time which has caused a number of injuries but with the extension, the players can get enough time to refresh,” he added.
“The Coaches have done their level best to prepare us to take on any opponent ahead of us and the players are committed to play for the badge and guard the pride of Gomba.”
“I would like to thank the players who have stayed focused and united even amidst financial challenges which have maintained maximum discipline within the team,” the defender concluded.
Gomba who are targeting their fifth title will take on Ssaza side Buddu who are targeting their second title on a date and venue that is yet to be confirmed by the organising committee.
Buddu managed a 1-0 victory past defending champions Bulemeezi thanks to Titus Ssematimba’s goal.