Sofapaka’s Rodgers Aloro believes they can be crowned the new league winners at the end of the season if they win their remaining games. The Ugandan import who joined the 2009 champions from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) before the second leg commenced, pointed out atht the six-point gap between them and league leaders Gor Mahia can be reduced and superseded if they keep the focus and win their remaining games.
Aloro, a member of Uganda Cranes believes a win in their second leg duel against Gor would instill more confidence in the side and subsequently reduce the gap to three points.
“We beat them 2-0 in our first encounter at Kinoru. The combination in the team was not good then since we had more than seven players from different clubs and we had not gelled yet we managed a win.
“If we beat them in our return match we will reduce the gap to three points. If we keep on winning, we will catch up with them and probably win the league.
“This is football and anything can happen. The playing unit has a good chemistry now and we are confident we can deliver to our fans and in line with our set goals,” he said.
The two would have clashed today but their game was part of the rescheduled round of 21 fixtures.
His sentiments were echoed by his Ugandan counterparts Umaru Kasumba and Jonathan Mugabi, who harbour the same dream of winning the league in their first season. The arrival of the Ugandans at Sofapaka has changed things for the 2009 champions, giving Batoto Ba Mungu fans hope of winning their second Premier League since their elevation to the elite side eight years ago.
Kasumba has been phenomenal since his capture from SC Villa, scoring important goals which have occasionally turned to be match winning goals while Mugabi and Aloro have build a rock solid defence, thwarting attempts directed to their goal, which is guarded by another Ugandan Mathias Kigonya. The team also has Feni Ali from Uganda who has blended well in the midfield.