Despite a win in his first game against Busoga United, Mbarara City’s new head coach Paul Nkata admits that he still has a lot of work to do at his new side.
Nkata had a good start as he led Mbarara to a 2-1 win against Busoga on match-day six in Luzira.
Brian Ahebwa and Paul Mucureezi scored for Mbarara while Ibrahim Mugulusi scored Busoga’s only goal as the Ankole Lions cruised to their second win of the 2019/20 StarTimes UPL season.
Nkata replaced Brian Ssenyondo who was demoted to the Junior team.
“I still have a lot to do to sharpen up this team,” Nkata told the-SportsNation.com. “We wasted a lot of chances. We used more energy in the start and we were very sloppy in the second half at the back which made us exhausted hence conceded.”
“2-1 is not a good win to me, its too close but then it’s not bad being the fact that I have just joined the club and am still studying the Ugandan league where I have been absent for almost five years. Slowly by slowly, may be eventually I will come up with my known philosophy.”
According to Nkata, his philosophy is ‘Carpet’ commonly known as Tic-tac football, which you can call a passing game.
About the expectations and his target for Mbarara, Nkata said he still need time to determine the proceedings.
“For now I can’t set targets for Mbarara, I still need to go for like five matches to be able to tell what Mbarara can expect,” he commented.
Mbarara City – Next five matches.
Wakiso Giants FC (A)
Maroons FC (H)
URA FC (A)
KCCA FC (H)
Tooro United FC (A)