Onduparaka Head Coach Sadic Ssempigi opines that Bronson Nsubuga’s goal that nullified the home side’s opener and put their winning ambitions in jeopardy for twelve minutes at the Green Light Stadium could have been prevented.
After taking the lead through Caesar Okhuti, Nsubuga equalized for Maroons before skipper Rashid Toha won the game to also take his season tally to six for Onduparaka.
Okhuti Caesar’s simple tap in the first minute was invalidated by substitute Nsubuga whose free kick at the 70th minute could not be tamed by Onduparaka goalkeeper Nicolas Sebwato.
“We were loose in our marking, the goalkeeper’s wall was poorly positioned with players I didn’t think were the right payers and we conceded,” SSempigi told www.football-256.com.
The visitors gained momentum with the equalizer and posed threat to Ssempigi’s boys. At that time, the odds seemed to be favoring Maroons, Ondupraka replaced Faizul Anini for Solomon Okwalinga and it was the game changer.
“We had to sacrifice one defensive midfielder for an attack minded player, we brought in Okwalinga in for Anini to increase on our attacks.”
“We piled pressure and they started giving away free kicks, that’s why we even got those set pieces through which we’ve commonly been scoring,” Ssempigi explained.
Toha scored the winner off Gadaffi Gadinho’s freekick to seal the victory for the Arua based side as they moved to fifth with 34 points on the 16 team log.