Onduparaka fell for the first time at home in the league this season, after they were beaten 2-1 by Uganda Revenue Authority at the Green Light stadium, Arua, in the Star Times Uganda Premier League.
The Caterpillars had won their previous four league games on the bounce, storming to the top of the league, and heading into the game many predicted they would keep their winning run going.
Cromwell Rwothomio bagged a brace, scoring either side of half time to inflict the second defeat of the season on the Caterpillars.
Onduparaka assistant coach Sadic Sempigi however acknowledged that their defeat is not in any way related to the pressure that comes with being table leaders, but rather their opponents were better on the day.
“I don’t think my side has succumbed to the pressure of leading the table,” Sempigi, told www.football-256.com.
“It’s just a game and we lost it. I think it wasn’t our day. We didn’t give in our best to win today. We failed to play to our standards and our way.” He added.
URA outplayed Onduparaka however the hosts who are now second and a point behind table leaders BUL FC had a clear scoring opportunity early in the game, but Vitalis Tabu could not capitalize to grab the lead for his team.
Against Wakiso Giants, Tabu similarly had a one on one situation which he again failed to capitalize on. The forward who is yet to score a goal since his return to the club at the start of the season. And Sempigi opines that the forward could be down on concentration, but the coach keeps faith that he will come clean.
“Tabu lacks concentration which is normal but he can compose himself in the next game and score.”
Onduparaka’s next outing is a clash away from home to their historic tormentors, KCCA FC on 11th October.
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