Wakiso Giants head coach Douglas Bamweyana admits that he was impressed by the performance of the club’s new signings in their goalless draw against Police at the MTN Omondi Stadium on Friday.
Lanky forward Joshua Lubwama, midfielder Rahmat Ssenfuka and defender Edward Satulo were handed their full debuts while Ibrahim ‘Owen’ Kasule was introduced in the 53rd minute replacing Gaddafi Wahab.
Bamweyana who was also taking charge of his first game at the club drew a lot of positives from the quartet’s individual perfromances but reserved special praise for Satulo who he described as ‘imperious in defence’.
“I was very pleased with all of them,” Bamweyana told the club media after the game before adding.
“Satulo was imperious at the back, I liked Owen ( Kasule) when he came on. I think he created quite a number of things and we were just unfortunate not to benefit from them.”
“And Joshua (Lubwama) started well and we only had to withdraw him when he pulled his hamstring. He did a lot of stuff off the ball which were also beneficial to us.”
“But on a general note I would encourage along with the entire team to do more and improve going into the next games,” the tactician added.
The encounter at Lugogo, was the season opener for both sides and their third meeting since Wakiso gained promotion last season.
The first two meetings ended in favour of Police who beat the Purple Sharks 2-1 home and away in the 2019/2020 SUPL campaign.
“We are happy with the fact that we’ve improved from the last performances against this side but overall we are disappointed because I thought we got the best chances and we should have done better.”
“And it being the first game I thought we didn’t control the game as well as we wanted but there’s a lot of room to improve and sustain the attacks longer.”
“When we did sustain the attacks longer, I think we looked like the side we’re supposed to be, so, we still have work to do and we want to probably do better in the next game but for now we settle for the point,” Bamweyana said.
Bamweyana will take charge of his first home game when Wakiso hosts Kyetume FC at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium on Wednesday, December 9. Police travel to the East to take on newbies MYDA FC in Tororo on Tuesday, December 8.