Proline seek solace at home against Soana

first_imgProline coach Mujibu Kasule addressing the media ahead of the Soana game. Photo by Shaban Lubega.FOOTBALL–Having lost 2-0 away to Police in their last game, Proline will hope they can make home advantage count today against Soana, a team they have never beaten before in the top flight.Proline’s only absentee remains Nuldin Bunjo who has failed to recover from injury but Ivan Bukenya who missed the loss to Soana due to fitness concerns is expected to play today.Mujibu Kasule, Proline FC coach, said his club has so far failed to impress on the pitch and especially in the final third.“In football you cannot score unless you create chances and that is exactly what we have not been doing in the first three games of the season.“Hopefuly this will not be the same case today at home and we can get our first three points of the season,” he said.Meanwhile, Shafica Bisaso, the Soana FC coach, said: “We will be playing against a side that is yet to win a game and this is dangerous because they have nothing lose and they will go all out and attack you from the word go.”“Hopefully they can play in our favour and we hurt them at their own naivity,” he added.Soana have a fully fit squad for today’s encounter and will hope to gain more points after winning their first game in their last league outing.Both teams go into the fixture on the back of contrasting league results in their respective last league fixtures. Soana won 1-0 at home to Masavu with Proline loosing 2-0 away to Police.Proline have lost four of their last five league fixtures with the only exceptional result being the 0-0 draw away to Onduparaka in the first game of the season.On the other hand, Soana have lost only one of their last five league games (W2 D2) with the loss coming by way of a 1-0 defeat to SC Villa in Masaka.Last season Soana deafeated Proline home and away with the reverse fixture ending 2-1 in favour of the Kavumba based side.Proline have lost all four of their top flight meetings with Soana conceeding atleast two goals in every game. The only positive issue in their losses is the fact that they have always scored at least a goal in every match.Azam Uganda Premier League26-09-2017Proline FC Vs Soana FCStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo4:00pmCommentslast_img read more

Mkhi excited by link up with ‘assist king’ Ozil

first_imgArsenal Mkhitaryan excited by Arsenal link up with ‘assist king’ Ozil Chris Burton 16:30 1/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mesut Ozil Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal Mesut Özil Premier League The Gunners may have lost Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United, but they have acquired another creative influence to add to their playmaking ranks Henrikh Mkhitaryan is looking forward to getting started at Arsenal and linking up with “assist king” Mesut Ozil.The Gunners new boy was unable to make his debut during a midweek Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea having already graced the competition with Manchester United this season.He was, however, an interested spectator as Arsene Wenger’s side secured a 2-1 victory over their London rivals to book another day out at Wembley and a shot at major silverware. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player While Mkhitaryan will play no part in that quest, he is in a position to aid another push for a top-four finish in the Premier League and is excited about joining the ranks of playmaking talent at Emirates Stadium.He told Arsenal Player: “Here at Arsenal I know that lots of players move a lot and it’s incredible the way [the team] plays. I will do my best to assist them as well.”I think it will be really fun to play alongside Ozil. Everyone knows he’s a fantastic player, he’s an assist king! I look forward to it.”[I admire] his intelligence, the way that he can understand the game, reads the game, plus the way he gives pace to the game and of course his final decision.”World Cup winner Ozil has contributed another six assists to the Arsenal cause this season, having proved to be a reliable source of creativity throughout his time in north London.Mkhitaryan has also shown during his time in England that he can be a useful asset in that department.He provided five assists across all competitions for United last season, as he helped the Red Devils to three trophies, and opened the current campaign with a flurry of six opportunities created for grateful team-mates.With the likes of Ozil and Mkhitaryan at their disposal, Arsenal now need to ensure that they have the necessary firepower to make the most of the chances which come their way.Alexandre Lacazette will be hoping to benefit from a bolstered supply line, while Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another prolific frontman who remains a top target during the current transfer window.last_img read more