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Kampala – Onduparaka the most loved football club in the country is out of Uganda Cup after suffering an unexpected 2 – 1 defeat to Jinja side Sadolin Paints. Being the hosts of this season’s finals, it would be very delightful to see the Caterpillars in the finals however Kirumira Simon’s boys frustrated them.
In an interview held by Soccer256 with head coach Leo Adraa, he attributed the loss to the determination of their opponent and his player’s inability to utilize early chances.
“I think the last time we played with this team, we beat them one nil. But they were prepared to come and beat us in a tournament where any team can win, and they came determined. In the first five minutes of the first half, we got chances, we didn’t score the goals, we squandered it, so when they got theirs, they utilized them. Them being in the city, they know how to defend in such a situation.” Said Adraa
In relation to Ceaser Okhuti’s controversial goal, Adraa considered it a human weakness unlike the view of Sadolin’s technical team. In his own words this is what he had to say;
“… the referee is a human being, the situation of the game in which the crowd matters a lot, in that capacity the goal which looked as offside was allowed that is why later he couldn’t confirm the second goal of Onduparaka and deemed it offside in his opinion otherwise he officiated well. Usually a team that is under pressure always blames the referee which I don’t think is the last solution.”
On the other side Sadolin’s Coach Kirumira expressed how excited they are for eliminating a team that has support and all it takes to reach the semis. Speaking to Soccer256, he said;
“…definitely we are excited, now we’ve taken off the team which has support, which has all it takes to go to the semifinals, they thought they would go for the semifinals at their place [Greenlight Stadium]. ”
Kirumira believes they have the ability to reach the finals in the greenlight stadium. Actually he admitted that it’s their plan to reach their finals. Meanwhile Adraa wished the winning team success in the finals of the cup slated to take place in May. He also said they plan to beat Sadolin paints with piles of goals in the Azam Uganda Premier League round two.
FULL TIME RESULTS
Sadolin Paints FC 2 – 1 Onduparaka FC
Fred Kyambade Ceaser Okhuti