Soana coach Alex Isabirye Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Soana head coach Alex Isabirye commended his side’s mental strength after their thrilling 3-2 victory over Proline on Friday at Kavumba Recreational Ground.

Mujib Kasule’s Proline twice took the lead and Soana twice equalized before the former KCCA forward Francis Olaki’s header clinched all the three points for Soana in the 83rd minute, and the tactician was quick to cite players’ mentality as reason for their triumph.

He said: “The players deserve a huge credit because it was a very hard game. Conceding an early goal and responding in the manner we did was not easy. I think you have to give it to the mentality we showed today.

“After a poor run of results, the confidence had gone a bit low, but our win against Lweza lifted the team up and today the difference was our mentality. It has been lacking in our previous games but we showed it today. It was unbelievable.

“We were playing against a Proline team that’s comfortable on the ball and likes to attack but were able to take the game to them, and score three goals.”

While Isabirye applauded his side’s ability to attack, the tactician felt they should have done better at the back.

“We conceded two goals and I felt we should have defended better. This means we still have a lot to do at the back.”

Victory was Soana’s first at home since beating league debutants Kirinya-Jinja SSS 1-0 last year in September.

The side remained seventh in the league standings, now with 33 points.

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