Malaba Youth Development Association (MYDA) FC head coach Abdusamadu Musafiri says his team learnt a lot from the loss to Vipers.
The league debutants were demolished 7-0 by the Venoms in their Uganda premier league match played on Saturday, February 07.
The Venoms walloped MYDA thanks to a brace each from debutant Yunus Ssentamu and Paul Mucureezi while Disan Galiwango, Ceaser Manzoki and Ibrahim Orit also scored once each.
“Today’s (Saturday’s) game wasn’t bad but on my side it wasn’t our day because of different challenges we went through before and during the game. Musafiri said in the post match press conference.
“One of the challenges we faced is that we come from upcountry and we were informed about the game a week to it.
“Secondly the pitch also affected us because for almost half of our team its their first time to play on such a pitch.
“To me it has been a very good lesson, the game is over, we’ve learnt our mistakes so we are going back to correct ourselves so that we will have a nice game against Villa.
MYDA have now conceded 19 goals in their first five games, the poorest record at this stage in the top flight, in ages.
However, they have netted eight of their own, something that gives Musafiri hope.
“It is not good conceding 19 goals in 5 games but that’s how football is, sometime you concede and seem not to have anything to do about it.
“We have to go back on the drawing board because every team is trained to score goals and defend, good enough we score but we now just need to learn how to shut out our opponents.
After their game against Vipers, MYDA remain winless in their first 5 top flight league games managing only a point so far.
MYDA FC are now 15th on the Uganda premier league table .
They are away to SC Villa on match day 6.