Despite exiting the Uganda Cup and sitting a whopping eleven points adrift of league leaders, Vipers Coach Miguel Jorge Da Costa Duarte says there is still a lot to play for in the campaign.
The Portuguese witnessed a shock of his short Vipers’ career so far at St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende when FUFA Big League side, Paidha Black Angels eliminated his charges from the Uganda Cup with a 1-0 victory in the quarter finals.
“We need to be able to play our best and win the remaining eight league games,” he told the club’s official website. “Our season is not yet over, we missed out on the title but we still have games to win in the league,” he added.
Da Costa, whose side is now without a win in four games in all competitions, says they want to finish as high as possible on the log.
Finishing number two is not the same as number four and this can be reached when we play well and win our games.
With almost nothing to play for, the most difficult part of the coach’s job is to psyche his players but the 37-year-old isn’t short of that.
I have told (the team), it’s very hard to look back right now because of our ultimate goal being cut short, but we can and still have more we can do.
The two time league champions take on Police next in a tie where they face their former boss, Abdallah Mubiru.
Under Mubiru, Vipers beat the Cops 4-0 in the reverse fixture at Nakivubo stadium.