Alex Isabirye optimistic of a strong finish in the League

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Alex Isabiye

As the Uganda Premier League nears its climax, newly appointed Soana head coach Alex Isabirye is optimistic his side will reclaim the form that saw them thrive under their former boss Sam Ssimbwa.

Soana had many people tag them ‘title contenders’ following their tremendous displays under the former KCCA tactician Ssimbwa, but since his departure to the Kenyan Premier League late last year, the Kavumba outfit has struggled to string positive results with their last league win coming in form of a 3-0 victory over Bul  back in December last year.

It is now close to four months since the side that has seen four coaches enjoy the managerial seat this term took maximum points in a league game.

Isabirye’s reign at the club started with defeat to his former bosses URA followed by a one-all draw against bottom side JMC in his first home game.

He said: “It’s been a few tough weeks for us, but we can still change the script. It is not too late to rectify a few things in our game like how we react when we lose the ball. How fast we win that ball back and continue with the attacks.

“This squad is full of talented and focused individuals. I believe we can still be the Soana that started the league impressively. We just need to fix a few things and we will end the league in good way.”

Soana are currently seated ninth in the league standings with 26 points, that’s just four points above the red line.

Title favorites KCCA are the side’s next opponent when Mike Mutebi’s troops travel to Kavumba after the international break.