By Allan Damba
KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso has blamed his team’s lack of concentration for the loss to URA FC on Tuesday evening in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
The 2-0 loss was Byekwaso’s first in four matches since he took over from former boss Mike Mutebi at the end of March.
Speaking in his post-match interview, he highlighted his team made unnecessary abysmal mistakes against an excellent and experienced side who had seniority all over the place.
“The team we have played has so many senior players and coaches and today they showed their superiority,” Byekwaso explained.
“But what cost us most was the lack of concentration after shifting Denis Iguma from midfield to right back. That meant that their midfield then started to dominate and eventually they scored,” he added.
He continued to express frustration at a number of other mistakes they made; “We made many mistakes.”
“Hassan Musana’s positioning was poor (for the second goal), he faced our goal and didn’t know where the opponent was positioned and they scored.”
However, in a bid to blanket the pressure from his players, Byekwaso insisted that he takes the blame for the team’s performance and promised to do better to rectify their errors ahead of another huge game against Villa on Sunday.
“I take the blame, I know we have and can do better than today’s showing. We have to be well prepared as we have to beat all the big teams especially because they beat us in the first round,” Byewakso stressed.
The loss left the Kasasiro boys in fourth place on the 16-team log with 30 points after 17 games. Their hopes for league glory were shuttered further as they now trail leaders Vipers SC by nine points.
URA FC on the other side did themselves justice as they stayed joint top with Vipers. They are now level on points but sit second by virtue of goal difference.
They host BUL Bidco FC on Friday 16th as they continue to search for their first league title since 2011.