By: Daniel Nsubuga
David Mutono has pointed to a lack of team cohesion, bonding and understanding as the reason behind his team’s poor show against group B rivals Kigezi in their opening match.
The head coach insists that his team are yet to find momentum and lack wasn’t on their side in the opening day loss
“We were too unlucky on the day, we hit the woodwork on 3 occasions, over 6 clear cut chances were wasted and the goal we conceded was due to a minor mistake and poor communication from the goal keeper and Geoffrey Wasswa, our performance was good enough to win us the match on any day”.
“Our build up play was too slow and the boys underestimated the strength of our opponents”.
“The pitch did not favour us too, we were almost playing on a neutral ground and the fans did not turn in numbers to support us compared to other teams.”
Mutono however warns that it’s still too early to write his team off and he insists that their chances to progress to the knock out stages are still high. He adds,
“When you look at our group, all the home teams lost. Lango lost to Acholi and we lost to Kigezi so we hope to return strong in the next game and get off the mark ”
Asked about whether he expects to make some changes and additions to the squad, Mutono said,
“It’s unfortunate that we shall not be able to be with Yasser Mugerwa and Robert Sentongo who are going back to their respective pro clubs but we hope to have Derrick Nsibambi, Alex Kitatta will be sorted soon, Luwero’s Leti and 3 more players to bolster the squad.
Buganda’s next game will be on the 17th of March when they visit Lango and communication will be made on when they begin preparations and training at St. Michael S. S Ssonde.