Mwebaze gets his winners medal at the closing ceremony of the 2016/17 FUFA Big league. Maroons won the Big league finale Credit: Kawowo Sports
[/media-credit] Maroons Football Club are yet to score Credit: Kawowo Sports

Maroons FC remain the only side in the Uganda Premier League yet to hit the back of the net after four games but Asaph Mwebaze, their coach isn’t worried.

The Prisons side lost 2-0 to Express FC on Wednesday at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku to drop to the base of the log in a disjointed performance where Mwebaze even failed to pick a positive.

“We had a very very poor game,” he told Kawowo Sports. “We didn’t respond well when we went down early,” he added.

Daniel Sserunkuma opened the scoring for the hosts with an ambitious shot from over 35 yards that caught goalie Emmanuel Akol unaware as early as the 13th minute.

“After just 13 minutes, we were a goal down and from then on, we didn’t recover although we had much possession but without threatening.

On the four-game streak without a goal, Mwebaze is adamant goals will come.

“It happens in football. Of course there comes a time when you have to score. Even the team we played today had almost gone same number of games but they finally scored and even won.”

What gives the always open minded coach optimism is the fact that the team creates opportunities.

“It takes time. We will practice but the good thing is we come closer to the goal. All we need is to shut down the opponents like they do against us and then keep creating chances.”

Maroon’s next fixture after the international break is a daunting trip to Matugga where they face unbeaten Bright Stars on October 10.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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