By: Daniel Nsubuga
URA FC head coach Paul Nkata asserts that his team are not competing with anyone in the league, they are not under any pressure to win games but to build a system that is reminiscent of the tiki tak style of Spain and FC Barcelona.
The tax collectors were walloped 3-0 at the hands of SC Villa despite enjoying most of the possession in the match.
Nkata who replaced Ibrahim Kirya December 2017 has only managed to win four points for URA out of a possible 12 but after the defeat to Villa, he came out to defend his philosophy and claiming that winning matches isn’t his main agenda. He says,
” We are building a team for the future, a team that will play good attacking football mixed with results, much as we want to win, we need to exhibit a special brand of football that will entertain the fans and everyone”.
“SC Villa came with only one agenda on their heads and it was winning at all cost and they did exactly that, but I believe football shouldn’t be played that way”.
Nkata also spared some words for the match officials whom he thinks had a soft eye for SC Villa
“The referee had most of the 50/50 decisions go Villa’s way and he did not give us any chance, when you examine the conditions through which the penalty came, it was very questionable but that is football and the referee is only human who is liable to making mistakes.”
When asked about the possibility of dragging the team in the relegation zone at the cost of beautiful football, the veteran tactician said,
“Of course we shall win our share of games, don’t even think about this team getting relegated, our chance will come and beat those team who will fall in our way as we master this philosophy.”
URA FC are currently lying 8th on the log with 23 points but only 5 points above 15th placed Masavu FC.
Their next game is against Police FC on the 3rd of March 2018 at Mandela national stadium.