KCCA FC interim coach Morley Byekwaso says his side was poor defensively against Nyamityobora in their first leg of the Uganda Cup round of 32 tie.
Byekwaso made these remarks after KCCA beat Nyamityobora 4-2 in a game played at the Omondi stadium in Lugogo on Wednesday.
Bright Anukani, Julius Poloto, Sadat Anaku and Sam Senyonjo scored for the Kasasiro Boys while Kamugisha Clinton netted a brace for the visitors.
In a game that saw the home side concede twice, Byekwaso was quick to suggest that his defenders were not serious.
“We conceded very lousy goals because of the unseriousness which our defenders showed. He said.
“As I told you two days ago, we have been playing a team which is very physical, they have an experienced coach and I knew this would happen because whenever i have met him, he has been very outstanding.”
Having conceded two goals at home, Byekwaso says they will try rectify the defensive issues when they head into the second leg.
“But all in all the second leg will judge who will go through and we hope to rectify our mistakes when we head into the return leg in Mbarara.
“We are going to battle it out in a game which is not going to be easy but I think we shall qualify.”
KCCA missed a lot of chances to score more especially in the first half.
On the missed chances, Byekwaso says they are going to work on it.
“I think they thought our opponents were weak then it later proved to be a strong team so we missed a lot of chances. Had we scored all those chances you wouldn’t have seen us struggling.
“But I think we shall insist on teaching them (players) on how to overcome such situations and also overcome big games.”
Byekwaso was also full of praise for the returning Julius Poloto who was once again on the score sheet.
“I’m extremely happy for him.
“He has been out of play for three seasons struggling with injuries and we pray he continues to shine.”
KCCA will now take a trip to Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara for the second leg of the contest, this weekend.
They need to avoid losing by two clear goals so as to seal a spot in the round of 16.