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Basena confident Saints will stay up

The Saints on Tuesday moved five points above relegation with a 2-1 win over log leaders KCCA, a result that prompted coach Moses Basena to state they will stay up.

Ivan Kiwewa and Alex Kitata goals meant Sulaimoni Akinyemi’s goal could only remain a consolation as the Namanve based side moved to 27 points.

“The fight is in our hands. We still have to win like four games but we are confident now,” he told upl.co.ug on Tuesday.

“My only worry is a fact that we have been a little bit inconsistent. We lost against Lweza, Sadolin which games I believe we should have picked something. The difference between our teams and theirs is inconsistency,” he added.

The Uganda Cranes assistant coach, Basena, also had kind words for his midfield trio of Kiwewa, Isaac Kirabira and Marlon Tangauzi, who were in top gear against the league leaders labeling them the team’s fulcrum.

“I think they have been tremendous and not just today (Tuesday). They are the fulcrum of the team as they help us defend well. Then take us forward which is very good for us.”

The Saints were the better side overall in terms of chances created but could only put two past Emmanuel Opio, who started ahead of first choice goalie Benjamin Ochan.

“We should have scored more than two but we are happy with what we have taken. The most important thing is the three points.”


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