Makumbi Impressed With Soana’s Attitude

Friday Results

Kiira   2 – 0 Masaka

Soana 2 – 1 Proline

Simba 2 – 1 Express

KCCA  4 – 1 B. Stars

Surprise package Soana Football Club coach Richard Makumbi says he is trying to keep the team “fresh” with more victories, although he admits “we can play better”.

Soana's Francis Olaki has taken the FSL with a storm. He netted against Proline to take his tally to six.
Soana’s Francis Olaki has taken the FSL with a storm. He netted against Proline to take his tally to six.

Makumbi’s side on Friday reclaimed top spot in the 2013/2014 FUFA Super League log with a 2-1 victory over Proline FC at the Kavumba Stadium.

The Wakiso based side went ahead in the 24th minute through Francis Olaki, brother to Cranes striker Emmanuel Okwi with Farouk Osama slotting home the second goal while Patrick Ssenfuka got his name on the score sheet for bottom placed Proline FC. The lanky Olaki took his tally to six goals in the league and tops the charts.

“The attitude of the players in this team is amazing and it is one of the reasons we have done so well,” Makumbi tells RED Pepper Online in an exclusive interview.

“My players have been in the lower league, we have not had much game-time in the top-flight but they showed massive appetite. The attitude of the players was great.

Makumbi says he knows his team can play better football, but adds that their attitude cannot be faulted.

“I always try to have a competitive team out there – we always try to keep the team fresh. We might not always succeed all the time but it is once again down to the player’s attitude; like I said it has been impressive.

“We can of course play better and credit to Proline and their technical bench for making life a bit difficult. I am pleased with the result.”

Friday’s win takes the newly promoted Soana FC back to the top with a 100% unbeaten run with eight goals scored and two conceded.

Kiira Young FC also returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over visiting Masaka LC FC. Brian Nkubi and Lawrence Ndugga’s goal ensured Kiira moved to 10th place on the log.

Army side Simba FC coached by Uganda Cranes goalkeepers’ coach Fred Kajoba also recorded a 2-1 win over Express FC at the Bombo Stadium. Alex Watiber netted a brace for the home side, while Musa Mukasa pulled one back for struggling Express FC.

KCC Resurrect

Defending Champions KCCA FC recovered from an embarrassing loss last week to humble Bright Stars 4-1 in a tie played at their Lugogo Stadium on Friday night.

Cranes attacking midfielder Brian Majwega made a good return to his local side when he netted the first goal after 29 minutes. The newly promoted Bright Stars side tried to push KCCA FC, but were again punished four minutes later.

On resumption Bright Stars pulled one back through former SC Victoria University striker Anthony Bongole who capitalized on defender Fahad Kawooya’s mistimed clearance and scored.

Tony Odur later replaced Herman Wasswa and scored a brace to kill off the game. Odur would have bagged a hat-trick, but missed a penalty with three minutes to full time.

KCCA’s Hassan Wasswa Mawanda who helped Cranes win the 2012 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup and qualify for the 2014 Africa Nations Championship later had a feel of the game after replacing Tom Masiko in the 75th minute.

The win pushed KCCA FC to fourth place on the log. “I am happy that we are back to winning ways. But my defenders need to get serious because we have been conceding silly goals,” said Nsimbe.

KCC's Hakim Senkumba
KCC’s Hakim Senkumba

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