Bikuuka Tournament R16: Why we saw five draws and only nine goals in the first leg results

The first leg round of 16 football results of the 2021 Bikuuka Sports Tournament have given a clearer picture why most of the teams rooted for a double legged home and away knockout tie. Had it been a one match affair like earlier suggested, eight teams would already be out by now. However, as far … The post Bikuuka Tournament R16: Why we saw five draws and only nine goals in the first leg results appeared first on Latest football news in Uganda.

Bikuuka Tournament R16: Why we saw five draws and only nine goals in the first leg results

The first leg round of 16 football results of the 2021 Bikuuka Sports Tournament have given a clearer picture why most of the teams rooted for a double legged home and away knockout tie.

Had it been a one match affair like earlier suggested, eight teams would already be out by now.

However, as far as some teams are at a disvantage going into the second leg next weekend, they will at least be hopeful – they stand another chance, and that is exactly what they must have wanted.

The first leg results have indicated that most of the coaches for each of the clan teams opted for a more cautious than adventurous approach – by all means, considering safety first.

“We should score first and if we do not, we can not afford conceding” was the order of the day from Friday, November 12 to Sunday, 14th as the last 16 teams locked horns to be at a more advantageous position in the second leg.

There were some upsets off course – a clear indication that the less ranked teams have upped their game, and following the first leg signs, anything could happen thereafter.

Defending Champions Mukonde had to settle for a point away at Masaba SSS playground against a lower rated Sulani, as MCC SC’s Sharif Mafabi missed the visitors’ penalty to that cause.

Basically, 16 teams played eight games and all they could afford were merely nine goals altogether.

Only seven of the 16 teams managed to score at least a goal; Mutiru, Kigai, Wangokho, Muyobo, Halasi, Wabwala and Siu.

Up to nine (that is more than average of the 16) teams managed to keep a clean sheet, but only last year’s finalists Halasi won without conceding.

Besides Halasi, Mutiru and Wabwala are the only other teams that managed to get all the three points from their round of 16 first leg, both won 2-1 against Kigai and Siu respectively.

Meanwhile, five draws were registered. Excluding Wangokho and Muyobo’s one-all stalemate, the other four ties were all goalless.

All the first leg round of 16 results

Mututa Clan 0- 0 Wakoko Clan

Mutiru Clan 2-1 Kigai Clan 

Wangokho 1-1 Muyobo

Luganya Clan 0-1 Halasi clan

Sulani Clan 0-0 Mukonde Clan

Hugu Clan 0-0 Ginyanya Clan

Sano Clan 0- 0 Mubutu Clan

8Wabwala Clan 2- 1 Siu Clan

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