Mike Mutebi fumed at his side’s lack of desire to play and described their performance in their 1-1 draw with Wakiso Giants as ‘ramshackle and rugby like’.
KCCA went into the game hoping to build on their 5-0 win over MYDA FC on Saturday, but the Kasasiro Boys were dealt with another blow failing to win for a third time in their last five games.
And while they took the lead 40 minutes into the first half, through Samson Kigozi’s strike that sailed past Samson Kirya in the Wakiso goal but they failed to hold onto their lead with Wakiso Giants drawing level five minutes later.
Mutebi didn’t mince his words when asked to describe his team’s performance after the game, saying: “It was ramshackled.”
“There was no desire to play, nothing to write home about may be the result, 1-1, which was a fair reflection of the game.”
“It was a bad game save from some exciting moments from the young boy Hassan Ssenyonjo, but besides that it was poor.”
“It was like a rugby game, there was nothing absolutely nothing to enjoy about this game,” he added.
Mutebi’s side who now lie eighth on the log continue to endure their worst start to a league season since he took over in 2015, a run that also saw them lose three games in a row between December and January.
And while Mutebi attributes his team’s recent slump to pressure getting to his players, he says they remain adamant and will not change anything about their approach for the sake of getting results.
He also singled out two of his senior players Juma Balinya and Kezironi Kizito who he said the performances of the younger players on the team have suffered with the pair’s failure to provide exemplary leadership on the pitch.
“We didn’t play well, we couldn’t pass the ball, the players failed to master their positions, everything was in a hurry and I think the pressure is getting to their heads,” Mutebi explained.
“How do we rectify it? We need to keep emphasizing the way we are supposed to play, try to rectify the errors we have made and try to move on.”
“But even still you look at some of the senior members on the team like Balinya and Kezironi who have not helped their younger teammates with the way they play.”
“These are players you think can lift the younger players but their experience does not count in any way,” he continued.
Wakiso Giants drew level through Rahmat Ssenfuka’s penalty a decision that sparked a bit of an outrage from the KCCA fans, but Mutebi agrees that it was a fair decision for a penalty.
However, the coach questioned some of the decisions that went against his side including a penalty claim in the second half that was turned away by the referee.
“Nowadays the referees want to be the centre of attention and since the players are not playing well, then let them enjoy a little bit of limelight.
“But I think it was a penalty no question, but we also could have had a penalty which was not given,” Mutebi stated.
KCCA are currently 12 points behind league leaders and title rivals Vipers SC with two crucial away fixtures against two of the bottom three to come.
Starting with a trip to Kavumba Recreation Grounds in Wakiso to visit Kitara FC on Friday before they travel to Jinja to face Busoga United next Tuesday.