Male deserved a goal against The Saints – Kiwanuka

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The exciting winger scored his first of the season at Namboole with a strong jump up header as Bright Stars ran out 1-0 winners.

Paul Kiwanuka the assistant coach was pleased with the team’s performance, particularly in defence and says Allan Male’s opener will boost his confidence.

“He needed that goal,” the assistant coach told BrightStarsfc.com. “We have good strikers but the goals are not coming from them yet. Kawadwa started today’s game; he is an exceptional player particularly in the air. Bongole only managed to come from the bench and for Male to score, this means we have what it takes to takes the scoring pressure off the strikers now that things are not going their way.

“We have a fairly good striking force. What is important is that we show the team performance we have shown against Saints.”

“We had some very good moments in the game; Kacanga, Bongole and Jimmy Kivumbi. Going forward we were magnificent but the challenge was with getting the ball at the back of the net. We are still not capable of utilizing our chance but that will come. I’m very happy with this result and so is the entire team.

“We have shown important aspects in our game that will be very important for the rest of the season because after scoring, the hosts tried to get back into the game especially in the last 10 minutes of the full 90, but we had the mental strength to respond.

“In the final part of the game when we had to dig in, we did that very well. That’s quite positive.”