Even after the 4-0 drubbing of his side by KCCA F.C in the Uganda Cup, Mbarara Sports Academy head coach, Salim Twaha remains an excited gentleman.
Salim told Kawowo Sports in an exclusive post match interview at Kakyeeka stadium that the loss was an an eye opener to his team. “
We have been left with so many lessons to pick from the loss against KCCA F.C. We shall correct our mistakes as we prepare for the regional league second round slated to kick off in a few days’ time”
KCCA F.C won 4-0 to progress to the next round where they will play Sadolin Paints. Herman Wasswa scored two goals before striker Derrick Nsibambi and left winger Joseph Ochaya added the others in a one sided fixture.
On the chances created, Salim believes his players were just overwhelmed by the name status of KCCA F.C.
“We should have scored atleast two goals but we were struck by stage-freight”
Diminutive forward Ashim Hashim had two one against one incidents with KCCA F.C goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan but lost ideas when it mattered most and failed to slot the ball home.
However coach Salim is delighted by the exposure that his team achieved by playing a team of KCCA’s stature.
“We are excited by exposure that my team and players have got after playing against KCCA F.C. Some of the good players stand a chance of progressing in the career”
After the game, KCCA F.C head coach, Mike Mutebi who was particularly awed by the talent of midfielder, Andrew Assimwe was seen talking to the player. Assimwe had a field day at office with a great showing against Uganda Cranes’ Muzamir Mutyaba and KCCA F.C debutant, Godfrey Sembatya.
Mbarara Sports Academy joins the long list of casualties that have been eliminated from the Uganda Cup tournament thus far.