Matia Lule Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] Express coach Matia Lule Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Express FC Coach Matia Lule says his side must start converting chances they create.

The Red Eagles were lethargic in front of goal in the 2-0 win over 9-man FUFA Big League side, Masavu FC in the Uganda Cup round of 16 at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku.

Ibrahim Saddam Juma scored twice to send the record Cup winners into the quarter finals but it was a performance that left a lot to be desired in front of goal as they missed chance after chance.

“First, am happy with the result,” said Lule. “In Cup competitions, the result matters and we just got that,” he added.

But we must be clinical in front of goal. Profligacy would have cost us despite our dominance and it’s an area we need to iron out.

However, the former KCCA and Stand United tactician was impressed with the fact that they now create scoring opportunities.

The biggest positive from this is that we now create chances which we didn’t in the previous game.

Against Masavu, midfielder Mahad ‘Yaya’ Kakooza started as the target man and missed close to four clear cut chances and when tasked why the club has consistently left without a typical centre forward, Lule said they had no option.

We would have loved to play with a typical centre forward but we have no one of top class at the moment so we have to improvise.

Express now awaits a quarter final draw that has among other teams, Paidha Black Angels, URA, Onduparaka, Sadolin Paints and Police FC.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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