Express FC Coach Matia Lule was left disappointed with failure to pick maximum points against Vipers but had a positive to pick from the dull stalemate at Wankulukuku.
In a game of no chances, Lule says his team tactically got things right especially with nullifying Vipers’ main attacking threat on the right.
“Tactically, we got it right,” he stated after the game. “We kept our shape throughout the game and knowing that Wadada is their main source of creativity with his crosses, we did stop him,” he added.
I don’t remember him (Wadada) whipping in any cross. We even had chances to wreak havoc but Jjingo just didn’t deliver.
Lule’s charges have scored once in 270 minutes of league football and also played to a goalless stalemate against lower tier side Doves All Stars in the Uganda Cup before winning on penalties.
Asked what he thinks of a blunt attacking line, the German trained gaffer said he has a job to do.
Scoring isn’t only a problem in Uganda but the world over. It’s my job to sharpen the strikers and we try to do that every day in training.
On why he thinks his side deserved all three points even without creating goal scoring opportunities, Lule whose reign has only seen one victory on the pitch since replacing Wasswa Bbosa said.
It’s good we have got a point but am disappointed we didn’t the two. Because, tactically, we have good the way we planned it. Its unfortunate we failed to score.
At one point in the game, he replaced the only natural centre forward on the pitch, Daniel Toya with midfielder Daniel Otto and when quizzed on why he did so yet the side wanted goals, his reply was cynical.
I came into this game knowing we are going to win. Daniel Otto wasn’t born a midfielder, I am the one to make him striker or midfielder.
The Red Eagles are 8th on 24 points after 18 league games, a whopping 11 behind KCCA, the log leaders who have two games in hand.