By Edwin Kyle Kule
Striker Ibrahim Nsimbe goal return so far is probably the shimmering light amidst newly-promoted side MYDA’s stuttering start to life in the top flight.
While MYDA linger in the bottom three, and their odds of beating relegation dropping, Nsimbe has flourished on an individual level scoring five of the club’s eight goals this season.
None of those has perhaps been as important as the 90th-minute equaliser against Mbarara City which earned MYDA their first point of the season.
The striker, however, is not resting on his laurels as he has challenged himself to lead MYDA’s charge towards surviving the drop.
“As a team, we struggled to collect points, though, personally I did not find it hard to score and I hope to do so when the league returns,” Nsimbe said while speaking to Football256.
“As a team, I believe we played good football which was flowing and entertaining however I believe we didn’t have the necessary luck in our opening fixtures,” he added.
According to Nsimbe, MYDA is a new team in the top tier and has backed his teammates to outgrow their early-season struggles as the season progresses.
“I confess we lost a number of defenders with whom the team moved the journey to the promotion and the team was forced to recruit new and young players to feel the void,” he said.
“As you see we conceded easy goals in injury time which I believe we should have done better as a team.”
That said, we have young defenders who are still learning a lot and it will take time for them to get to the level required in the league.”
“But am happy that as the league took a break the coaches have emphasized playing as a team which calls upon all players to be attentive all through the game even in the dying minutes,” Nsimbe stated.
MYDA make the trip to St. Mary’s Kitende for their game in hand against champions Vipers on Saturday, February 6.
“We are ready to take on Vipers,” Nsimbe stressed, adding; “We are going into the fixture ready to give our whole because we have been waiting for this game since it was rescheduled.”
“The coaches have done everything required to boost the confidence and enthusiasm of the players which I believe will be of great help in such a big game as the league returns.”
MYDA’s January recruit and former Vipers SC defender Fred Okot will make a return to the club six months after leaving St. Mary’s in what will be the first encounter between the two clubs.
Vipers are seventh on the log with seven points from three games while MYDA lies 14th on the 16-team log with a single point from their opening four games.