JMC Hippos line-up against KCCA in the season opener. The side has won just one game this season Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] JMC Hippos line-up against KCCA in the season opener. The side has won just one game this season Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Jinja Municipal Council Hippos’ woeful run in the Uganda Premier League has been a making of the team according to club captain Musa Walangalira.

Walangalira who believes JMC have become unrecognizable from the side that saw the turn of the year superbly accused his teammates for not showing the ‘right attitude’ during games, insisting that they are performing poorly because of disunity in the team and lack of cooperation among his teammates.

Speaking to Kawowo Sports, Walangalira who was voted best defender in the league last term said: “We have not done things as a team. Everyone seems to be on their own and everyone does what they want.

“The team has not showed the right attitude or team spirit which has greatly affected us.

“Last season at this time, we were one of the best teams in the league. That’s not the case now.”

The Jinja outfit has had a dire run in the league, scoring just nine times while conceding 21 goals. The side has recorded the most losses in the division (10) leaving them stationed at the bottom of the table.

They however, ended the first round smiling having beaten Express 1-0 on Friday to secure their first victory of the campaign which the skipper hopes will change things at the club.

“I hope that win changes our attitude. We can still survive relegation and I believe we will. The teams above us are themselves not performing well so I believe we can survive.”

The league does not return till February 7. JMC Hippos will travel to Lugazi to take on sixth placed URA at Mehta Stadium

Marion Malinga

Staff Writer for Kawowo Sports

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