Moses Basena rues missed chances

The Saints boss Moses Basena regretted wasted goal scoring opportunities in his team’s 1-1 draw with Bright Stars at the Champions Stadium, Mwererwe on Sunday.

Bright Stars snatched a late equalizer in the 89th minute after goalkeeper Nicholas Sebwato converted a penalty to cancel Dennis Sekkito’s first half goal.

It was a sickening outcome for Basena, and he cited lack of a ‘killer instinct’ as the reason as to why his side failed to clinch victory against their Sunday opponents.

“We were wasteful as always,” Basena who doubles as the Uganda Cranes assistant coach told Kawowo Sports. “We have played pretty well this season. We have created chances but we have failed to convert them into goals.

“It is the same problem we face each time we play. We created more than eight clear cut chances against Police in the Uganda Cup but only managed one goal. Police had five and put four to use.

“Today we did the same, created chances but lacked the killer instinct,” he added.

Basena also felt his team was wanting on the other end of the pitch.

He said: “We lost concentration at a crucial moment, started panicking and inviting pressure. The penalty was legit, but we could have avoided it.”

The draw left The Saints 12th in the league standings.