Vipers SC head coach Fred Kajoba is not allowing his players to settle on their laurels, as he believes thrashing MYDA is not a cause for celebration just yet.
Vipers registered their biggest victory in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, beating the newly promoted side 7-0 on Saturday evening at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Despite Kajoba claiming that the victory was an exhibition of what the club stands for, but says there is still some way for the players to reach the level they should be at in order to produce such results more consistently.
“Definitely am happy with the result and the performance,” he told Football256, before adding; “That is the way for a big team like Vipers, but we should not be resting because there is a lot that needs to be improved.”
“Yes, the result flatters, but our performance should have been better because we could have scored eight or ten on the day.”
“There are certain things that need to be improved. I know how good this group can be and am sure we can get to a level where we produce such results consistently.”
“Until we get there, we are not resting, and we shall not celebrate the victory as much though we take the positives from the game.
The players are aware of what and where we have to be, the objectives of the club and they do not stop with a single result over MYDA.”
MYDA had their work cut out from the moment Yunus Ssentamu who was playing in his first game since making a return to his boyhood club since 2014 pounced on a loose ball to volley the champions into the lead after 10 minutes.
Vipers continued to rack in gaol after goal against the newcomers who conceded three or more goals in a fifth consecutive league game.
Kajoba had the liberty to showcase the attacking threat embedded within his side, as he named a Ssentamu, Ceaser Manzoki, Paul Mucureezi and Allan Kayiwa in attack.
All four were involved in their goals on the day, with substitute Ibrahim Orit and defender Disan Galiwango also getting in on the act.
Ssentamu put his poaching abilities on show as he raced through two MYDA defenders to turn in Galiwango’s low cross at the near post to complete his brace after 29 minutes.
Kayiwa’s brilliant cross from the right was headed in by Manzoki from six yards out. The striker then turned provider, setting up Mucureezi for his two goals.
Galiwango added to the thumping turning Dickson Owutta before firing past Isaac Osikol from close range for the venoms’ sixth. Orit completed the routing a power shot from just inside the box with three minutes to go.
The victory lifts the Venoms into third place on 10 points – level with Police FC, three points behind table leaders UPDF albeit with a game in hand.
Vipers face their first real test of the season with a trip to the Betway Muteesa II Stadium to face Express FC on Tuesday, February 9.