Onduparaka FC and Gaddafi FC on Wednesday played out to a goalless draw at Kakindu Stadium.
Both sides shared shots on target, with viable goal-scoring opportunities but, they failed to convert them into goals.
Onduparaka seemed to dominate the game with 60% ball possession within their opponents’ half, however, Gaddafi retaliated with defensive play throughout the game, in a bid to avoid conceding goals.
Gaddafi’s head coach, Wasswa Bbosa, says that most of his senior players are battling injuries, which has since frustrated them from exhibiting quality ball display on the pitch. “Today’s squad was largely made up of strikers and midfielders, with no dependable defenders to shield us at the back and since most of the players were first-timers in some of these roles, we were frustrated from scoring,” he says.
Wasswa adds that the technical team is slated to reorganize the squad and he is hopeful of treading stronger, during their next game against his former club, Express FC.
Onduparaka’s head coach, Hamza Kalanzi, says that his team is made up of top-flight league first-timers with limited exposure to professional football, which frustrates them from the desirable confidence required in scoring goals.
“My squad is made up of young players and since they are making their debut to the top-flight league this season, most of them lack scoring skills, but we are patient with them and are hopeful that they will develop confidence as we thrill through the league,” he says.