As the first half of the season nears its closure, teams tend to re-awaken their set objectives. This is the time clubs try to assess the progress of their season set targets.
While others will be happy to survive relegation, the league’s big boys will only jubilate if and only if crowned champions and this is is exactly what coach Kefa Kisala thinks of his team URA.
Kisala believes their title hopes are still alive considering the turn of events at some of the big clubs especially Express who have lost three consecutive league games including a 3-2 loss to arch-rivals SC Villa.
“We believe the title is still open. We just have to continue winning our games while hoping for the best. The league is like a marathon, it’s something very hard to predict but we are a competitive side and believe we are still in this race. Matter of fact, we want to win the league”
The four time league champions already have three losses to their name this season including a 4-1 home loss to a Jinja based club Sadolin Paints.
Kisala’s side however, hasn’t lost to any team in the current top 8. They have won thrice and drawn four of the 7 games they’ve played against the top 8.
The 2010/2011 league champions have also scored in every game they have played this season bar Express. This is something the head coach prides in.
“What matters most is we are scoring goals. You obviously can’t win a football match without scoring goals and this, we are trying to do. We have scored in every game apart from the Express game at Wankulukuku where we drew 0-0. My strikers are also among the league’s top scorers. This shows you that we are a scoring team”
The coach however didn’t shy away from talking about his team’s weaknesses. He pointed out poor defending as their major problem but said they are trying to find solutions to it.
“Poor defending has been our major problem this season but we are trying to address this issue. That is why we signed Savio Kabugo. We want to find the best partnership out of our available defenders”
Kefa Kisala’s next task will be an away game to bottom side Maroons FC on Tuesday. A win for the Lugazi based side will see them rise to 7th leapfrogging Express who currently occupy that position if they falter against The Saints.