Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru says it is worrying that his side is struggling in front of goal, and admits that the recent drought is down to a lack of creativity within the team.
Mubiru’s Cops failed to score for the third game in a row for the first time this season as they played out a goalless draw against KCCA at the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.
For a second match in four days, Police failed to score, having lost 2-0 to Express at the weekend. Police also suffered a 1-0 loss to Bright Stars in the Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 16 but progressed despite the defeat.
A run that Mubiru admits is hugely disappointing for a side that had scored 47 times in 21 league games prior – the second highest tally in the division.
“This is the third game in a row that we have not scored, and I admit that it is disappointing from us,” Mubiru said of his side’s drought.
“We didn’t create much throughout the game, KCCA had a couple of chances and we could only create just one opportunity against them.”
“It is not about scoring the chances, but it is apparent we are just not creating enough for our strikers which is worrying,” Mubiru added.
“Recently, we have played without our creative avenues. Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye and Johnson Odong have suffered injuries and I think that has distorted our set up,”
“But they are back now and we hope to improve in that regard going forward,” he continued.
Zaga has produced inspired performances recently, but a recurring muscle problem kept him out of their defeat to Express while he lasted only 43 minutes against KCCA before he was hurled off.
Meanwhile, Johnson Odong, who has contributed 14 goals for the Cops has missed nearly a month of action with a knee problem and he was involved for the last quarter of the game on Wednesday.
Mubiru will hope his charges arrest their drought when they visit league leaders URA FC at the Arena of Visions on Saturday.