Kalanda Hopes To End Goal Drought

Frank Kalanda's goal drought has continued since scoring for a brace Uganda against Tanzania at Namboole in August.
Frank Kalanda’s goal drought has continued at both clubb and international level since scoring for a brace Uganda against Tanzania at Namboole in August.

Frank Kalanda hopes to get back on the goal trail for former Uganda League champions Uganda Revenue Authority Football Club.

Lucky to win a place in the 2014 Africa Nations Championship qualifier in August after Tony Odur and Patrick Edema pulled out late, the URA star made his first international appearance as a substitute against Tanzania in the first leg in Dar es Salaam and scored twice in Kampala to ensure Uganda progressed to her second appearance in the continental showpiece.

And the former Express FC forward lost his predatory touch, managing to put the ball in the net just twice to salvage URA pride during the Cecafa Kagame Club Championship in Darfur, Sudan.

The powerfully built 22-year-old, who is expected to make the starting line-up when the tax-collectors tackle Masaka LC in the Fufa Super League on October 15, believes the drought can end against the Southern side.

“Masaka are not that strong and this game offers a good chance for me to start scoring again,” he said in an interview ahead of a warm-up to the game.

“I have settled in well and many of the players are happy playing with me because they think I add something special. I will continue to work hard for the club,” added Kalanda.

While Kalanda has still failed to get his name on the score sheet for URA FC in the local league, the likes of Ali Moses Feni (5 goals), Augustine Nsumba (2 goals), Saidi Kyeyune (2 goals) and Milos Ilic have taken care of business to keep the team top of the table with a better goal difference ahead of second placed SC Victoria University.

URA FC handled by former Cranes international Paul Nkata have 17 points from seven matches played and are among the only two teams together with SC  Victoria University that are still unbeaten.

“I have played important roles for the team so far although the goals are not yet coming. I will soon start scoring and everyone will start wondering,” the striker concluded.

 

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