Vipers’ interim coach Micheal Nam Ouma gave his first public interview on Saturday since taking over seven days ago and he revealed his philosophy.
This was after he looked on as his side settled for a third straight barren draw against Bright Stars at Champions Stadium Mwerere in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
“My philosophy is to defend, attack and score goals,” Ouma told wwww.football-256.com after the game, he added.
“The team will have to adopt to my methodology, style of play, philosophy and I think they are catching up, I hope in the future you will be able to see that.”
“Because the team is going into a cycle, we have to go through the general development of the team to get them where we want them to be,” he said.
From the half time team talk Ouma held openly outside the visiting inappropriate dressing room, the Kenyan was overheard encouraging his players to venture more forward in search for a goal.
He seemed to be agitated by his team allowing Bright Stars to come at them in a half that didn’t produce any impressive performance from both sides.
“Every time we get the ball, let’s go forward, not backwards, they need to defend more in their half and not in our half,” Ouma told his players.
Vipers were in all sorts of disorder on the pitch, Moses Waiswa looked isolated on the right wing, he was rarely used by his teammates despite having yards of space to operate.
Lead strikers Daniel Muzeyi Sserunkuma and Davies Kasirye both looked like wanderers from the on set and the gap between them and the midfielders was very visible.
Geoffrey Wasswa marshalled the midfield like expected, actually him and right back Ibrahim Kiyemba did more carrying the team forward than Waiswa and Brian Nkuubi combined.
In Fabian Mutombora, Ouma has a coach on the pitch, the Burundian never shied way from yelling our instructions to his teammates until he limped off injured.
He was replaced by Derrick Ochan who made two match winning saves that kept Vipers in the game the few times Bright Stars got close their visitors’ goal.
It wasn’t until the last ten minutes of the game that Vipers changed gear and attacked Bright Stars in search for a goal, the hosts defended well for that period.
Vipers improved their points tally to 26 from 11 outings, they remain second on the log, Bright Stars are seventh on 20 points.