Mbarara City FC coach Brian Ssenyondo has admired that his side is still far away from where he wants them to be despite being URA FC.
The new tactician claimed his first win as Mbarara City FC coach as they beat URA FC 2-0 in the 2019 FUFA Pilsner Super 8.
Brian Aheebwa and Paul Mucureezi scored a goal each as Mbarara reached the semis in a game played at Kakyeka Stadium.
“It was so important because its my first game in the top flight and I had to win to set the ground firm. It was a well needed game,” Ssenyondo told the-sportsnation.com.
“We played our game and the performance from the boys was so brilliant. The greatest of all was the performance but we have worked very hard since we started pre season. But we can’t be carried away.
“We have a very good pool of young players who are eager to learn and hungry to make it in the world of football. Just a lot of potential to unleash because the willingness is there. But I believe more on their technical ability and tactical awareness.”
Ssenyondo joined from Synergy to replace Livingston Mbabazi at the helm. Mbabazi is now at Onduparaka FC.
The boots may seem big Ssenyondo but a good start comes as an advantage and morale boost which may have set the tone for more to come.
Mbarara City, Onduparaka FC and Vipers are the other teams that have reached the semis. KCCA visits Wakiso Giants in the remaining quarter final on Tuesday, August 6.
“Our main aim is to win this tournament but like I said, we can’t be carried away. We shall take it game by game and see where this leaves us.”
Mbarara city finished fifth last season with 46 points, a position coach Ssenyondo will aim to better come the 2019/20 season which is projected to start next month.