Onduparaka Football Club suffered their second loss this season at the hands of Maroons FC in the game played on Wednesday in Luzira.
The Caterpillars FC fell to the Prison Warders 2-1 with Asaph Mwebaze losing on his first return to Luzira.
Mwebaze was left furious after his team’s dismal performance on the day but singled out goalkeeper Richard Anyama for the loss.
The coach thinks the shot stopper gave away two cheap goals that would be avoided and this drained the rest of the team.
” I think we lost the game because our goalkeeper was very erratic. It became very hard for us when he gave away a cheap goal from a poor clearance and that gave our opponents the confidence. ” He said.
” It became hard for us to chase the game, because we had to make changes within our system. Even when we seemed like we were coming close, he failed to clear at his near post and they doubled their lead.” a furious Mwebaze told the media after the game.
Anyama was making his first start this season. He replaced first choice goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato who according to Mwebaze sustained an injury in the goalless draw against Tooro United.
Despite the loss, Mwebaze thinks his team played well and hopes they will bounce back soon.
” I think we played well but failed on a few aspects. We shall have to go back to the drawing board and make sure we improve where we seem lacking.” He said.
Asked about how it felt losing on his first return to a place he used to call home, the outspoken tactician said it was hurting but lauded Maroons FC for the spirited performance.
“Of course, I would have loved to win against a team I coached but that did not happen. I give credit to Maroons FC because they put up a spirited performance to make sure they win today.”
Onduparaka FC is currently 7th on the league table with 11 points and play Ndejje University FC at home in their next game.