Peter Kirumira had nothing but praise for his Sadolin Paints side despite losing 1-0 to URA on Tuesday at the Mandela National Stadium, Nambole.
URA striker Bokota Labama Kamana came off the bench to condemn Sadolin- who had only lost once to the four-time champions- as he struck the solitary goal in the 89th minute.
The Rwandese international met Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza’s spectacular cross from the left to net home the wining goal.
Both sides enjoyed equal share of possession, but the tax collectors snatched all the three points.
“It hurts losing in this manner,” bemoaned Kirumira after the game. “We played very well but like I said before the game, it was going to be very hard for us playing against a team with a new coach. The players were self-motivated, self-driven. They made things hard for us because they wanted to prove a point to their coach.
“The result didn’t come our way, but the performance was good. We conceded a very late goal not because we switched off but because the cross was brilliantly taken. You can’t fault anyone for that goal.”
The loss was Sadolin’s eighth of the campaign. It dropped them a place down to 13th.
Kirumira and his charges now turn focus to bottom side JMC, their next opponent as they continue to fight relegation.