Mbarara City training at Lugogo before kickoff. Sanyuka TV photo
- Mbarara started second round preps late
- They put up a disjointed performance for first loss vs KCCA
- Side remains on 19 points, host Wakiso next
Mbarara City coach Brian Ssenyondo blamed late preparations for his side’s inability to pick at least a point off KCCA.
Ssenyondo, speaking in the wake of Wednesday’s 1-0 loss at Lugogo, revealed that Mbarara started their second round preparations very late and were caught off guard.
The team put up a disjointed performance, dominating proceedings in the first stanza but failed to replicate the performance in the second before substitute Filbert Obenchan came off the bench to score the all important goal for the hosts.
The loss, was the first for the Ankole Lions against KCCA in top flight.
“Today’s disjointed performance is down to fitness, we are not there yet,” a distraught but confident Ssenyondo stated. “We anticipated the league to start lat so we were caught off guard.”
“I personally expected my team to struggle in the second half but all in all we played well and am hoping for the best in the rest of our games.”
Ibrahim Orit and Jasper Aheebwa got the best chances for the visitors but failed to beat Charles Lukwago.
Mbarara played their first game since the departure of attacking player Paul Mucureezi who consequently joined Vipers as a free agent.
Ssenyondo’s side will hope to bounce back when they host Wakiso Giants at Bombo.