Mbarara City FC assistant coach Godfrey Wasswa has attributed his side’s progress in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 16 to team unity.
Wasswa spoke after Mbarara who have struggled this season eliminated URA 11-10 in spot-kicks. This was after a 1-1 draw on Saturday at Kakyeka stadium.
“We played as a team. The players put in a lot to see that we progress to the next round. We want to see the same performance from the players in the league just like they did against URA,” stated Wasswa.
Mbarara City FC side which has been in topflight for the last five years are not taking reef action threats lightly. In a bid to improve the performances, the club management has decided to have their home games watched for free starting with last weekend’s game.
Skipper Shafik Kagimu had given the tax collectors a first-half lead. Later, Solomon Okwalinga leveled matters from the spot in the second half to make it 1-1 at normal time.
In spot-kicks, Mbarara City goalkeeper Muhammad Ssekeba saved URA goalkeeper James Alitho’s shot before he went on to score the winner.
URA can now concentrate on the league where they are still in the title race. They however, face a threat in Mbarara City again when the league returns on Wednesday at Kakyeka stadium.
Elsewhere, Milton Karisa, Najib Yiga, and Yunus Ssentamu were on target as Vipers progressed to the round of 16 after defeating Kalongo United in Kitgum. Bosco Okot scored a consolation for the hosts.
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The prize money for this year’s Stanbic Uganda Cup was increased to sh179m from sh166m.
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