The Saints head coach Moses Basena has insisted ‘it is not all doom and gloom’ for his side despite suffering their fifth loss of the season on Tuesday.

The Bombo side equalled URA FC for the larger periods of the game, but second half goals from Peter Lwasa and Bokota Labama Kamana were enough to earn the tax collectors their third win of the season as Basena’s side succumbed to their fifth league defeat.

“It was a balanced game but they took their chances and we didn’t,” Basena who also doubles as the National team assistant coach told this website after the game. “The difference was they had people who could score which was a different case with us.”

The Saints who ended last season on a high note after securing the services of the Ex- URA boss in the second round of the season have had trouble this season killing off their opponents even when they have enjoyed a lion’s share of possession.

Basena who attributes their patchy start to the season to The Saints-Simba merger admits: “We have been struggling upfront. The problem though is we have not settled yet. The merger like I have said before affected us. This is a new team, but it is not all doom and gloom as yet. We are training so hard and working on how to up our game especially our attack.”

“The boys know the season objective which is to finish in the top half positions. We are working on how to achieve that.”

From ten games played thus far, The Saints who currently occupy the tenth position in the league with eleven points have won thrice while drawing twice. The rest are losses.

Basena takes his charges to Jinja next Tuesday for a date with bottom placed JMC Hippos at Kakindu Stadium as their search for a top half finish continues.

Marion Malinga

Staff Writer for Kawowo Sports

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