The lack of goals in the legs for the KCCA FC strikers seems to be a challenge head coach Morley Byekwaso is yet to find a lasting solution for.
Although the Kasasiro Boys have been able to figure out how to win some games with goals coming in from the other departments, the fact that strikers are not performing their role exposes the team especially when certain games get tougher.
“We have good strikers who possess a lot of talent,” Byekwaso told the media after KCCA’s 2-1 win over Gaddafi Modern FC at Lugogo on Tuesday.
“I know what it means to be a striker and you are not scoring. The pressure mounts on you each game that comes around.”
“But we shall not give up on them, we shall continue encouraging them and if required we shall be making some changes.”
“Muhammad Shaban did well when he came on as a substitute and we all know that he has been out with an injury, but he is a striker full of quality and potential.”
“Aheebwa Brian and Tshisungu Kankonde have not been able to score goals so far but we shall continue playing with strikers as we try to find how to get goals from them,” he added.
KCCA have played nine games and managed 16 goals but none of them have been scored by their typical strikers Kankonde, Aheebwa, Shaban or Charles Lwanga.
Attacking midfielder Allan Okello and winger Rogers Mato are the club’s joint-leading goal scorers with three goals apiece.
This challenge has been carried on from last season when KCCA strikers were still struggling to score goals.
The 13-time SUPL champions will visit Shaban’s former club Onduparaka FC on Friday, December 2nd and he is the striker expected to start, at least according to Byekwaso.