After registering a 2-1 victory over Mbarara City FC on Tuesday at the Mighty Arena, Kirinya Jinja SSS will host another Mbarara based side, Nyamityobora FC on Saturday.
The media caught up with coach Abbey Bogere Kikomeko to capture his views ahead of the game. Here is an excerpt of his views;
On Mbarara City result
We really needed a win and got it though, we fought and worked hard for it. They posed a good challenge and my boys were ready for the task. The win has boosted the morale in camp as we aim to meet our targets this season.
On early goals
Most teams come for a draw on away, so, when we attack them in the first 10-15 minutes, they open up and we get an advantage. We were conceding very many goals in the opening minutes and not scoring. The team has concentrated on correcting that in training.
On Sanon’s performance
It was first game of the season in the topflight and performed really well. He looked composed and wasn’t shaky that’s probably why he was named man of the match. He has everything to become a very good goalkeeper if he remains disciplined and dedicated.
On our next opponent –Nyamityobora
Nyamityobora is struggling in the relegation zone but that doesn’t mean they are easy to beat. Especially when they have one of our former coaches. He is very tricky, his style is very unpredictable and one of the best in the countries. However, that said, we have prepared for anything that they throw our way. We are also advantaged because we play at home.
What the game/ result will mean
This game is very important because we want to go into the International break when we are in a good position. To make this happen, we have to fight to win at home and look for a result midweek against Villa. Our objectives have not changed, we still want to end the season in the top five places.
We have no injury cases to report only that we shall miss our leading striker Joel Madondo who is suspended.
On Missing Madondo
He is our best striker so far, so we shall miss him but that does not mean we have able replacements. We have been boosted by the return of our striker Faisal Muwawu who was attending trials in Malaysia. Geoffrey Mubiru, Fred Amaku, Yusuf Abatoo are available and can ably fit in.