Entebbe Football Club care taker coach, George Kayizzi has admitted his players were short of the full match endurance.
Speaking to Kawowo Sports on Tuesday after his side’s 4-0 humiliation to Arua side, Onduparaka at the Green Light stadium, Kayizzi acknowledged the players’ brave first half show that ended goal-less before the disastrous second half.
The former Uganda Airlines goalkeeper attested to Kawowo Sports;
We played well in the first half. In fact we could have led the game had our strikers been serious.
However, in the second half, we lost steam, concentration and the game endurance as we conceded four goals
Entebbe Football Club XI against Onduparaka in Arua (Photo: Aisha Nakato)
Kayizzi, a former Uganda Cranes former goalkeeper in the late 80’s took over the ruins of Entebbe along after former head coach, Richard Makumbi threw in the towel over non-payment of his salaries for a period of three months.
Onduparaka dumped Entebbe out of the Uganda Cup at the semi-final stage after winning 5-0 on aggregate over the two legs.
During the first leg, they had lost 1-0 at Bugonga stadium, Entebbe before falling to 4-0 in Arua.
Entebbe players led by captain Sunday Mukiibi held a series of meetings after conceding (Photo: Aisha Nakato)
Sharp forward and Onduparaka captain, Muhammed Shaban scored three goals over those two legs to take his individual tally to seven prior to the final on 18th June 2016.
Entebbe had earlier eliminated Police, CRO and Lweza at the rounds of 32, 16 and quarter finals respectively.
Onduparaka will play Vipers in the final of the Uganda Cup on 18th June 2016 at Nakivubo stadium.
Both sides have never won the tournament whose winner earns the ticket to represent the country at the CAF confederation cup.