In the aftermath of a 1-0 loss to Onduparaka, Vipers coach Abdallah Mubiru thinks his side didn’t deserve to lose.
Muhammad Shaban second half strike decided the match at the full to capacity Green Light stadium in Arua to condemn the former champions to only their second loss of the season.
“Although we didn’t execute our game plan perfectly, we didn’t deserve to lose,” he told Kawowo Sports. “They were there for taking especially in the first half but we failed to make our chances count and then conceded at the other end,” he added.
The loss leaves the Venoms 3rd in the standings but a whole eight points behind log leaders KCCA and four adrift of second placed SC Villa with all teams on 12 matches.
The former Proline and KCCA coach admits it will be tough to catch up with the top but doesn’t think it’s impossible.
“Eight points is a big gap in the league but after just 12 matches, it’s not impossible though very difficult now. It’s a marathon but we have to win our games and hope opponents falter.
SC Villa and KCCA are other giants that have fallen to Shaban and company but they rued poor officiating. Mubiru isn’t far from them either although he admits his boys would have won the game earlier.
“I think we had a clear penalty appeal turned down and gotten a few side calls against us but their goal was clean. No argument about it as we could have defended better. Again, we had chances to win the game but never took them.
Coincidentally, Onduparaka’s four wins so far have come against former champions when you add Police to the equation but have struggled against the so called lowly ranked sides.