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Weatherhead boss Vincent Kasasa insists the Africa Cup of Club Championship was a ‘learning experience’ for his side that was debuting at the annual tournament.

The 2011 National Hockey League winners suffered an 8-0 thumping at the hands of Niger Flickers from Nigeria on Friday in the positional playoffs [their last game] to finish eighth.

“It was a good experience for us,” Kasasa told this website. “We had a lot to learn. Increased our fitness levels and improved on our general play. I’ll say it was a learning experience for the team.”

Weatherhead opened the event with a 6-2 loss to Exchequers from Ghana last Saturday, before losing miserably to defending champions Eastern Company 14-0 in their second game.

The side went on to lose 8-2 to local side Kenya Police in their third game. In spite of their woeful display in Kenya, Kasasa says he is ‘proud’ of his team.

“Being our first time, it was not a bad show. At least we were not last. We went for the tournament as underdogs, but we achieved something. I’m happy and proud of my players particularly Emmanuel Wabuyaka. He was very confident. ”

Weatherhead’s solitary win at the competition came against fellow Ugandan side Wananchi. The side staged a spirited comeback to humble their local rivals 4-3 on Tuesday making them one of the only two Ugandan sides to taste victory in Nairobi.

Marion Malinga

Staff Writer for Kawowo Sports

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