Ssemwogerere not ready to tolerate mediocrity at Express

By Football256 Team

Newly appointed coach George Ssemwogerere is not going take any prisoners in his second tenure as coach at Express FC and has already started craking the whip.

Apart from wanting the team to pick positive results in the final bend of the season, the former club captain also wants to change the mentality and behavior of the players.

“Our training regime must change, these players need to accept that this is a job, we used to play for free, they have contracts, they must respect those contracts” Ssemwogerere told www.football256.com before adding.

“They are going to start spending the day here, train in the morning, then have some rest and train again in the afternoon, leave in the evening to go home.”

Express new coach George Ssemwogerere (R) assistant coach James Magala (2nd R) and trainer Hassan Mubiru (2nd L) talk to the players before their first training session on Wednesday morning | Express Photo

“If you don’t do that, you are giving them chance to go and indulge in things that don’t improve them as players, so we need to be tough on them because we have a job to do too as coaches, and we must do it well,” he added.

Ssemwogerere also believes that the Red Eagles have capable players who can adjust to any behavior but also start picking points while playing good football.

“My target at Express is finishing in a better position, not where we are now, it is so bad for a team like Express FC to finish in lower positions. Though I have little time but I will fight hard to achieve it,” he emphasized.

“Express FC have a couple of young players, its just a matter of working on lifting their attitude and improving their mentality because they are playing for Express. This is not Entebbe FC, Nyamityobora FC, this is Express.”

Time for business: Ssemwogerere looks on as Billy Nkata and Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye go through their paces at Wankulukuku on Wednesday | Express Photo

“I am going to be tough on players so that I get what I want from them because in most cases, Ugandan players tend to be reluctant which I cannot tolerate at Express FC,” he added.

Ssemwogerere replaced Kefa Kisala who was fired early this week, following the club’s 2-0 loss against Police FC at home on Monday amidst other reason.

Ssemwogerere will get his first test of action with a visit to BUL FC on Sunday before again travelling west to play Nyamityobora at Kakyeka.

The Wankulukuku based club is currently 10th on the 16 team log after 17 games, winning five games, drawing six and losing six times, they have accumulated 21 points in the due course.

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