Vipers’ assistant coach Edward Golola quickly jumped to the defence of Taddeo Lwanga after he was criticized by Mike Mutebi for being a dirty player.
The midfielder won the pre-match anticipated battle with new kid on the block Allan Okello but Mutebi wasn’t happy with the his hard tackles and ‘consistent’ fouls against his attacker.
But Golola reacted by asserting his boys played to the game plan and that football is for men.
“I salute the boys for playing according to our tactical plans,” said Golola who is in charge with Boss Miguel Da Costa suspended. “Against a side with many good players on the ball, we had to counter that so we couldn’t allow them space and time to hurt us,” he added before defending his side’s physical aspect on the day.
“Football is a game for men, everyone comes prepared for battle.
Golola also used the platform to deny reports of misunderstandings with Da Costa after he said they didn’t miss him a lot in the win over Masavu.
There is no bad blood between me and the head coach (Miguel Da Costa), we have a perfect working relationship and he contributed a lot to today’s victory.
Vipers’ next game will be the Stanbic Uganda Cup semi-final against Plascon Kansai on Sunday.