In Summary
  • Our noisy neighbours have been all over town the last one week savouring their laboured victory in last weekend’s derby.
  • Granted, the team in green thoroughly deserved their win, what with an unusually subdued AFC Leopards putting up perhaps one of the worst ever performances in the club’s otherwise rich history.
  • No single shot on target for an entire half can never be a display befitting a club of Ingwe’s stature.

Our noisy neighbours have been all over town the last one week savouring their laboured victory in last weekend’s derby.

Granted, the team in green thoroughly deserved their win, what with an unusually subdued AFC Leopards putting up perhaps one of the worst ever performances in the club’s otherwise rich history.

No single shot on target for an entire half can never be a display befitting a club of Ingwe’s stature.

Regrettably, this was the case that afternoon. Whether it was stage fright being the first derby for majority of our players or just a bad day in office should not bother the Ingwe nation much.

What should bother us is how fast the boys pick the pieces and fight another day. I would have been thrilled if our boys won the next match against the cane-cutters of Awendo last Wednesday but then a last minute goal did us in.

Victory on that day would have demonstrated the mental strength that has characterized successive Ingwe generations, from the days of the late Hezekiah Ang’ana, succeeded by Jonathan Niva’s generation down to the eighties’ celebrated class of J.J Masiga, Wilberforce Mulamba, Josephat Murila and Mahmoud Abbas as well as the recent generations of Idd Abubakar and Tony Lwanga, and Simon Mulama and Austin Makacha who succeeded them.

Through the years, Ingwe, unlike our noisy neighbours in green, has never been a side to go down without a fight.

From the few matches I have watched, the quality of the current team is not in doubt. A well balanced team, teeming with immensely gifted youthful players with a sprinkling of experience in key positions.

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