Kitara football club head coach Brian Ssenyondo said he is satisfied that his players played Vipers at Kitende with strong resilience on Thursday night.

Ssenyondo said the players did heed to his instructions and fought through the game, the Royals could have conceded two quick goals at the resumption of the second half but went on to show strong spirits before the home team.

 

Kitara who were playing their first night game scored as early as the 12th minute through Jude Ssemugabi. This was his third goal of the campaign having been on the score sheet against Wakiso Giants and NEC.

The Royals had a couple of decent attempts at goal including the cancelled Dudu Ramadhan header ,two shots from Frank Zaga and another from Denis Omedi  but were unlucky to lose.

 

They conceded two goals, a penalty and another through a counter attack in the 42nd and 48th minutes while the other two attempts at goal were properly dealt with by Kitara goal minder Chris Kusiima who made sure the margin remained slim.

Ssenyondo said in the post match interview, “Kusiima did what he is meant to do, thwart efforts at goal. He played his role well and helped in blocking  two attempts from the opponents. Other players coordinated and supported each other well. We are proud of the team.”

 

” The boys pushed Vipers and at some point we thought we would leave the pitch with at least a point but we were unlucky. The positive spirit, hunger and resilience is what the fans want to see and it’s exactly what the boys exhibited though it will be a night to forget.”

 

He added, “We came into this game knowing that it’s tough to win here and I urged my team to focus, score an early goal which they did. The final score is so disappointing but I’m satisfied with how we played and we  want take the positives into our next engagement.”

 

The Venoms remain second on the table with 23 points while Kitara are third and remained on 19. Brian Ssenyondo’s side hosts Express FC at the Masindi stadium next Tuesday.

December 8, 2023