Obua unconvinced by Vipers’ way of winning

David Obua, URA FC manager | URA FC Image

UPL Obua unconvinced by Vipers’ way of winning

Brian Aheebwa 06:41 - 25.11.2023

And much as he appreciates Vipers, he still needs to be convinced of how they play.

Results are the most critical aspect of sports; therefore, it does not matter how you do it as long as you win.

However, there is a recent trend, particularly in modern football, where philosophies and play styles are also crucial.

Coaches, fans, and the management of some clubs want their teams to win games but also play in a certain way.

The above applies to Uganda Cranes legend David Obua, currently the head coach of Uganda Premier League side URA FC.

So far, he has been in charge of two games where the Tax Collectors have drawn against Kitara FC and lost to Vipers SC.

Obua is trying to impose his modern style of play at the Lugazi-based outfit.

And much as he appreciates Vipers, he still needs to be convinced of how they play.

“I want to thank Vipers for the organization, and it was great to come here and see the keys involved in supporting both the home and visiting teams,” Obua said in the aftermath of URA’s 2-0 defeat to Vipers at Kitende on Thursday.

Erick Kambale scored his first goal for Vipers and was also named the man of the match | Viper SC Image

“But I want us to play more football, and you are the champions, I know, and football is all about winning, but let’s win with a certain style of play.”

“I congratulate you for winning the game, but you got two chances, a giveaway, and you won, and that is football. I accept it because I usually learn more from my losses,” he added.

Erick Kambale and Abdu Lumala scored for the Venoms in the eighth and 52nd minutes, respectively.

URA goalkeeper Denis Otim could not deal with Kambale’s effort from outside the box, while Lumala intercepted defender Najib Fesali’s back pass.

Obua’s charges are placed eighth on the UPL table standings with ten points from eight games and will host Express FC in Lugazi on December 1st.

Vipers players join teammate Abdu Lumala to celeberate his first goal of the season | Vipers SC Image

Meanwhile, the defending champions in the second position with 17 points will be on the road a day earlier to take on UPDF FC in Bombo.

UPL Results

Vipers SC 2-0 URA FC

Express FC 0-1 Maroons FC

Busoga United FC 2-1 KCCA FC

Arua Hill SC 2-0 UPDF FC

Gaddafi FC 2-2 Bright Stars FC