Express gaffer says URA didn’t give him hard time last season, naming it his easiest opponent of their title winning season.
Bbosa has named Kitara as his toughest opponent “because everyone expected us to win by big-goal margin but we were rescued by a late penalty.”
The Red Eagles were this week declared the 2020/2021 Uganda Premier League Champions after the season failed to have a natural conclusion due to Covid19.
“First of all I would like to thank God for giving us life to live up to this time and enabling me to win this trophy,” Bbosa said in an interview with Radio Sapientia.
“We also never wanted the league to end prematurely like this, we wanted to win on the field. Considering our form because we were competing with two clubs, we are in the semi final of the Uganda Cup and top of the league.”
“When you look at our remaining fixtures we had some tough games away but had proved that we can win away from home.”
On his easiest and toughest games of the title winning campaign, he said: “Our game against Kitara in Kavumba was the hardest match because everyone expected us to by score around 7 or more goals but they contained us up to the 80th minute when we scored from the penalty kick.”
“URA was our easiest opponent because we defeated them home and away and we knocked them out of the Uganda Cup so they didn’t give us hard time they were very easy for us.”
“I would like to thank my coaches because the league was so competitive it wasn’t easy, everyone was fighting, the coaches were good though we won but it wasn’t easy and I expect next season the competition will be tougher.”
The former SC Villa tactician said that everyone is contented that Express are deserved champions. The side, with four games on the card, were just one and two points above URA and Vipers respectively.
“I don’t think whether anyone doubted Express to be the champions because we defeated URA home and away.”
The Red Eagles also picked four points off Vipers, including a win at Kitende.
On what helped him to finally win the trophy with Express, the tactician credit structures at the club.
This was Bbosa’s second spell at the club but he was also the assistant to Sam Ssimbwa the last time Express won the league in 2011/12.
“The thing is that now Express have structures compared to the previous one in my first stint,” stated the former Tooro United coach.
“Its not an accident that I won the league because i always fought for this success, eveb when you see the teams I have managed, I was always competing it’s only at Soana (former Tooro) that things didn’t go well.”
Bbosa, on the composition of players he had at the club, he revealed: “It depends on the system you play and the players you need and the way you want them to play. Those players are not bad it’s just that the coach needs to sit and talk with them and understand their weaknesses so that they can improve.”
“For me I have my system – I make the players my friend but in the field I mean business”
On his future at the club, he added: “I don’t know because everything is decided by God but its always good for a coach to defend the trophy, a coach who resigns after winning is always a coward.”
Express will represent Uganda in the CAF Champions League but the Uganda’s records in the competition has been poor.
“What I know in Express is that everything goes through a process so we shall sit with our technical and see which few players to add to strengthen the team that can compete.”
“Express is a sleeping lion, it made its name in Africa so you can’t take it as an underdog, we shall fight to make sure that we up our game.”