As the saying goes, that ‘a bad workman always blames his tools,’ it is the same with Express head coach George Ssemwogerere.
The former club captain claims that his side’s loss to Vipers on Friday evening in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League was due to lack of quality players in his squad.
The Wankulukuku based club lost 2-0 at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende courtesy of a brace by former Express player Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuuma.
“Of course we lack quality players that’s why we lost, Express’ players cannot be compared to Vipers players,” Ssemwogerere said in the post-match press conference.
“In football there is what is called level, Vipers are a level above Express in terms of players’ quality, you cannot compare a Subaru to a Vitz but I will deal with them to see that they improve,” he added.
Ssemwogerere however also attributed his side’s loss to the nature of St. Mary’s Stadium turf as one of the factors responsible for Express’ loss.
“St. Mary’s Stadium has an artificial turf, at Wankulukuku we play at natural turf, my players were not well conversant with it because this was their first time to play here this season,” he complained.
“Arthur Kiggundu’s injury also costed us because Shafiq Nana Kakeeto who played left back today is not a natural left back.”
“The early goal also disorganized us, but my players played well because Vipers was at home,” he added.
A win for Vipers took them to 45 points level with table leaders KCCA who play against SC Villa on Saturday, Express remained eight on 28 points with eight games to go.