Sofapaka coach explains why keeper Kigonya takes penalties

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The Ugandan custodian has so far scored three goals from the spot, the latest one being against Nakumatt last Saturday

Sofapaka goalkeeper Mathias Kigonya has been the main penalty taker for his team this season.

The Ugandan custodian has so far scored three goals from the spot, the latest one being against Nakumatt last Saturday. Coach Sam Ssimbwa has explained why the goalkeeper takes the team's penalties despite having in-field players, who can do that.

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"We usually practice taking penalties in our training sessions, and I can admit we have numerous players who can convert them. But Kigonya is the best of them all, and he is on top of the pecking order, that is why we have left him that responsibility on the pitch.

"I am happy that if we find ourselves in a penalty shootout situation, we will most certainly win it," Ssimbwa told Goal.

National Super League's side Western Stima goalkeeper Samuel Odhiambo has been doing the same in the second tier, and has so far notched in two goals, latest one being against Nakuru All Stars in the team's 1-0 win.

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