URA FC head coach Sam Ssimbwa was far from happy about the overall performance of his team as they were held to a goalless draw by Bright Stars on Tuesday afternoon.
This was URA’s second consecutive draw in their opening two games of the 2020/21 season, a somewhat familiar performance from the Tax Collectors who have become draw specialists of sorts under Ssimbwa.
Speaking after the game, Ssimbwa said his team played just above average, and that new signing Steven Mukwala didn’t do what he was meant to do.
“We played above average,” Ssimbwa said; “We could have taken the day because we created the scoring chances but unfortunately, Mukwala didn’t do what he was meant to do,” he added.
Ssimbwa is vindicated in feeling his players should have done more to wrestle the game away from Bright Stars who didn’t create as much problems for them.
The Tax Collectors dominated the first half, Mukwala, Saidi Kyeyune and Micheal Birungi all came agonisingly close.
They also had a penalty appeal also waved off after Mukwala was brought down inside the penalty area.
Mukwala wasted two opportunities in the second half, and Ssimbwa said that the lack of goals is worrying, but they can work on it and find more goal sources also from midfield.
“It does worry me (failing to score). But my top two strikers are away because of COVID-19, and this time we had even changed the formation to play with more bodies forward, but you see it didn’t work,” Ssimbwa explained.
“We shall go back to the drawing board and try rectify the mistakes from this game. We shall sharpen the strikers and also work on having the attacking midfielders chip in with goals in case Mukwala doesn’t score.”
“There are a couple of issues that we have to work on including our defensive shape because we made a couple of defensive mistakes which could have hurt us,” he continued.
URA currently lie seventh on the 16-team log with two points after two games. They do host SC Villa next on Saturday, December 12 as they search for their first win of the season.