By; Edwin Kyle Kule
Kyaggwe head coach Hussein Mbalangu has criticised his ‘reckless defending’ in their 1-1 draw against Busujju at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru on Friday.
Kyaggwe went into the game in search of their second consecutive victory in their Bulange group in the 2020 Airtel Masaza Cup, but a late equaliser in the 89th minute felt like a loss to Mbalangu, who felt that his side should have done better to keep their advantage.
“The defenders were reckless and it cost us two points” Mbalangu noted after the game.
“We have lost the two points yet all we needed was a win and not a draw because we lost our concentration at the worst period in the game.”
“It was poor from our defenders because they allowed the opponent to score in front of them,” he added.
Brian Omirambe scored a late equalizer for Busujju beating all four of the Kyaggwe defenders to a cross from close range to cancel out Husseing Ssenoga’s opener for Mbalangu’s side.
Ssenoga had put Kyaggwe in the lead eight minutes after the start of the second half, but Kyaggwe who were wasteful in front of goal were made to pay.
Kyaggwe created the better chances over 90 minutes but Ronald Mbithum, Lazarus Esele, Moses Bugo and Ranald Obele all squandered their opportunities.
Mbalangu whose charges face group leaders in their next game admits that they squandered a big opportunity which only makes their encounter against Busiro even tougher.
“In the next game against Bususiro, we shall handle it like any other game.”
“Our prime target of claiming all points available while our opponents will only need a point to qualify for the quarterfinals,” he concluded.
Kyaggwe sit second on four points from three games having lost the first to Buwekula before they defeated Buvuma.
They will play their final group game against Busiro on Sunday, January 3, 2021, and can only hope that their total points tally is good enough to secure a place in the quarter-finals.