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Weatherhead captain Emmanuel Wabuyaka remains upbeat despite their poor showings at the Africa Cup of Club Championship.

The National Hockey League runners-up endured a terrible stay in Nairobi, losing all bar one game, but in spite of their dismal performances, Wabuyaka was pleased insisting that it was ‘great exposure’ for the team.

Speaking to Kawowo Sports, Wabuyaka said: “The tournament was good and wonderful. It was great exposure for the team.

“I’m happy we won our game against Wananchi when it mattered, and scored at least two goals in the three games where we had good attempts on goal.

“We didn’t score in only two games; against defending champions and the play-off game.”

Weatherhead lost 8-0 to Niger Flickers in the positional play-offs on Friday to finish eighth. The side opened the 2016 edition with a 6-2 defeat to Ghanaian side Exchequers, before dreadfully losing 14-0 to Eastern Company from Egypt in their second game.

That humiliating loss was followed by another embarrassing defeat in form of 8-2 to Kenya Police.

While the results suggest awful showings from the Ugandan side, Wabuyaka insists they performed ‘above the bar’

“Our performance was above the bar because our team is comprised of mainly amateurs who are playing hockey as a casual sport. We managed to display good skills and sense of maturity against the other teams like Eastern Company, Exchequers, Kenya Police and Niger Flickers who are playing it as a carrier and at more competitive levels.”

Marion Malinga

Staff Writer for Kawowo Sports

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