Geita Gold bemoans goal-scoring woes as relegation fears mount

By Michael Mwebe , The Guardian
Published at 08:00 AM May 16 2024
Geita Gold FC head coach Denis Kitambi.
Photo: Courtesy of Geita Gold
Geita Gold FC head coach Denis Kitambi.

GEITA Gold edged closer to the NBC Premier League relegation after yet another damaging result that extended their winless run to six games.

In a home game that they desperately needed to win, Geita Gold settled for a goalless draw with visitors Coastal Union in the NBC Premier League on Tuesday at Nyankumbu Ground.

The fixture was important for both teams, with Coastal Union needing seven more points to be sure of a top-four finish prior to their Lake Zone trip, while Geita Gold's top-flight status remains in the balance.

Despite creating ample opportunities throughout the match, Geita Gold failed to capitalise, ultimately falling short and leaving them in a precarious position second bottom of the table.

With three matches remaining, Geita Gold finds themselves five points from safety, having won only five of their 27 encounters this season.

Geita Gold’s attack has slumped at the worst possible time. They have not scored in any of their last five league games. 

As a result, they have the league’s worst attack this season.

Following the draw with Coastal Union, head coach Denis Kitambi addressed these concerns, attributing the recent slump to difficulties in converting chances.

"The issue is that we could not put the ball in the net. We have created chances, we dominate our opponents but our problem is we don't put the ball in the net. That is the big problem.

"We are already in a very difficult position because this was a game in which had we got three points, at least we would have hope. We have dropped two very important points.

"We have another away game against Simba on the 21st. In the three remaining games, we must continue to fight. That's what we can do because it's not over until it's over.

“We will go back to the training pitch and continue to work on the chances we get to make sure we convert them. That is our biggest challenge," he said.