Vipers SC Coach Jorge Miguel Duarte Da Costa has challenged the league organisers to think about changing fixtures to weekends.
Da Costa, who has managed just four games at the club, raised the eyebrows after his side’s 3-0 victory over Proline at St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende on Tuesday.
The Portuguese said that we can’t keep on complaining about empty stands if games are played on week days.
“How is it possible in this country the fixtures are on working days,” wondered Da Costa. “How is this possible? If anything you should tell me please. What is more important to Uganda? The English Premier League or the local league?” he asked.
Why don’t we play on the weekends when fans are at home? The fans we want to come are not coming because they are working. Why Tuesday and Friday when they are working. Who does the fixtures? Over the weekends, we stay home and watch the English Premier League. Amazing!
Away from the stands, the Portuguese was impressed with his side’s show against Proline and says most were tired but played okay.
Some of these players have played three games in five days. The performance that they put up today for me was good.
Mike Sserumaga and Brian Nkuubi have been mainstays in the team since his arrival but he said the key to reviving their game.
“Of course there are things I can’t tell you but what I do with Mike and Brian is what I do with other players.
Under Da Costa, Vipers have won three and lost once in four scoring 12 goals and conceding just three in the process.