We played under panic, Ssimbwa says after Kitara’s win over Kyetume

Kitara's defender Farouk Katongole goes for an aerial challenge during the game (courtesy)

FBL We played under panic, Ssimbwa says after Kitara’s win over Kyetume

Fred Mwambu 09:01 - 21.04.2023

Kitara had to rely on a last-gasp opportunity to beat Kyetume in the FUFA Big League.

Sam Ssimbwa has admitted that his Kitara players panicked a bit when they travelled to Kyetume for the 2-1 win in the StarTimes FUFA Big League on Thursday afternoon.

George Senkaaba grabbed an early 17th-minute goal but Emmauel Kalyoowa neutralized the scores 15 minutes later.

Kitara had to dig deep into the last minute of extra-time as second-half substitute Edson Agondeze fired in from Moses Sseruyidde’s freekick for their third win away.

Ssimbwa says his team was shaky in the second half and was lucky not to have conceded a goal.

“We panicked a bit in the second half and lost some balls which would’ve cost us but God was on our side they didn’t score,” Ssimbwa said after the match.

“However, we concentrated towards the end of the second half and scored the goal.

The coach anticipates tougher opponents in the remaining four games as he tries to drag his team to the finish line.

“Second round is a bit tricky than the first round because there are teams fighting for points to either take them to the top or survive the chop but we shall try hard to win some games,” he added.

Kitara is top of the table with 51 points, NEC follows with 50 and Mbarara City with 48.