FUFA Drum cost us, Express deserved Maximum points – URA Coach Ssimbwa

On his return to Wankulukuku where he last won for them the league title, URA FC manager Sam Ssimbwa managed a goalless draw with last year’s relegation survivors Express Football Club but surprisingly stated the home team deserved to retain all the three points.

We played on Friday I had almost eight players who played in the FUFA Drum finals on Sunday and we had requested FUFA our game to be postponed but they refused, my players didn’t want to play they had fatigue because they couldnt play a very competitive game it was on Sunday and also on Tuesday. So we were even lucky to get a point here because we couldn’t even make three/four complete passes we were just Shadows of ourselves, so what were we playing? I must say Express deserved to get all the points.

About the delay to kick-off of the game due to lack of security at the stadium, Simbwa stated;

The delay disorganized us partly, but mostly it was fatigue, we played on Friday, Eight players went for the Drum on Sunday, you know there is alot of money that was put in the Drum tournament we just got chance that Express was still disorganised and it was God’s mercy that we got a point but we couldn’t win this game.

About the half time fracas with referee, Simbwa said;

Referees’ were saying we rest for only five minutes at half time, but me I know the rules you rest between 15-20 minutes because it wasn’t our fault we came early enough but there was no security at the ground in fact we wouldn’t have played.

Nafian Alionzi, Vitalis Tabu, Ronald Kigongo,  Saidi Kyeyune, Shafiq Kagimu, Abdullah Nyanzi are some of URA FC players that played in the FUFA Drum final on Sunday.

Henry Musabe

Henry Musabe is a Ugandan sports journalist, senior reporter at Sports256 as well as a presenter and football commentator.

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