SUPL: Byekwaso blames derby draw on wasted chances

KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso underlined the lack of effectiveness in the final third as the reason why his side failed to convert a single chance in the dreadful derby.

The Kasasiro Boys were held by Express FC in a goalless draw in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Wednesday, December 22.

“We really had a good display but lacked effectiveness in the final third to put the balls in the back of the net,” Byekwaso revealed shortly after the game.

“I would like to thank my team for the effort and display shown in todays’ game. We played well but lacked being clinical and taking quick decisions.”

From word go, KCCA looked the better side among the two though the score kept them tied.

The hosts went knocking as early as the 11th minute but Issa Lumu tagged on Sadat Happy Anaku’s shirt who had peeled away from Express’s backline midway the field of play.

In the 33rd minute, Anaku’s headed effort was parried away after the forward nearly placed the hosts in the lead from close range.

Moments later, Express nearly took the lead through Charles Musige who failed to control and shoot at goal but rather blasted it over the crossbar

On the return after recess, both sides played it safe which simply meant that either side might have wanted to not lose more than winning.

Byekwaso emphasized the need for well-organized attacks and noted that it’s something they will continue to work on and emphasize during training sessions.

“I think through training we shall insist on doing those things till we get there because when you look at the team, the boys are geared up to achieve something this season.”

“They are fighting and doing everything well but I think it’s the pressure inside them though, I am sure they will come back and we score goals,” Byekwaso concluded.

KCCA remains the only unbeaten side on the log while Express have also moved 10 games without a loss having registered two defeats at the start of the term.

Byekwaso maintains their position on the summit of the log with 28 points two above second-placed Vipers SC who have a game in hand.

While Express FC sits fourth on a 16-teamed log with 20 points from the 12 games played.

Kasasiro Boys will travel to Greenlight Stadium, Arua where they will be locking horns with Onduparaka FC on Monday, December 27 while Express will host Busoga United on Tuesday.

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