It Was Not an easy game – Vipers assistant coach Kiwanuka After Big Win Over MYDA

Vipers SC assistant Coach Paul Kiwanuka says the 7-0 win against MYDA wasn’t as easy as many would think but it was good preparation ahead of their next contest.

The Venoms walloped MYDA at Kitende thanks to a brace each from debutant Yunus Ssentamu and Paul Mucureezi while Disan Galiwango, Ceaser Manzoki and Ibrahim Orit also scored once each.

It is a result that sees Vipers climb as high as third on the log with 10 points from four games.

Speaking after the game, Kiwanuka had this to say;

“It wasn’t an easy contest but a good result and good game since we are preparing for our next opponent. The former Bright Stars FC tactician stated.

“There are certain mistakes to improve but it has been a good game all together.

“The lads have been training well and have put into consideration what we’ve been doing in the sessions building up to today (Saturday).

Vipers employed an all-out attacking approach from start to finish and created several chances which could have resulted into more goals but for their lethargic finishing.

Against Express on Tuesday, Kiwanuka warned that his side will not alter the style.

“We play game per game and of course you have to expect an attack minded game against Express.

“They are a good side who have-ever won the league and we are defending champions and to defend the tittle you have to have an attack minded side, which scores lots of goals.

The Venoms had five different goal scorers on the day with four of them being forwards.

When asked whether it feels more satisfying to see the forwards score the biggest percentage of the goals, Kiwanuka couldn’t agree more!

“Its more satisfying that the forwards have fulfilled their obligation because its their role to execute.

“We need the goals to come from everywhere but most importantly upfront who are tasked with the role of scoring.

Vipers started with a front two of Ssentamu and Manzoki who played a brilliant game and scored or assisted on five of the seven goals.

Ssentamu (12) scored two of the seven goals.

With them starting upfront, Dan Sserunkuma and Shaban Mohammad did not make the match-day squad due to unexplained reasons.

When asked how the technical team will ensure all the striker at the club are happy, Kiwanuka assured that that is what they (coaches) are paid to do and they will execute their role basing on the players’ performance in training.

“Its upon the technical team to select players according to their performance in training because that is what we are paid to do.

“We played Yunus (Ssentamu) and Manzoki (Ceaser) because as a technical team, we thought they were the best suited to start as per the sessions we had throughout the week.

“That pairing might or might not change in the next game but it will all depend on the training sessions.

Ssentamu looked unimpressed as he was taken off for Denis Mwemwezi, a goal shy of a hat trick but it is not something that Kiwanuka thinks should be an issue.

“What is key isn’t the player having an hat trick but what he capable of giving you and at what time.

“He (Yunus) hasn’t been playing for a while and we needed to rest him because we know what is capable of in our next fixture.

Vipers will now focus their attention on Express FC who they face, next, at the Betway Mutessa II Stadium in Wankulukuku on Tuesday, a game that Kiwanuka hopes will see his side correct the small mistakes they made against MYDA.

“Yes we have won 7-0 but their are a few mistakes that need to be ironed out.

“We hope and pray that by Tuesday, we would have corrected all of them.”

Just like the MYDA game, Tuesday’s clash is also a re-arranged fixture which was slated for earlier in the season only to be postponed due to Vipers involvement in the CAF Champions League.



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