Despite rallying to beat Weatherhead on the opening day of the season on Saturday, Kampala Hockey Club boss Bernard Bwire was far from impressed with his side’s performance.
The Stallions came from behind in a tightly contested game to beat Vincent Kasasa’s charges 2-1, with Benjamin Makapa and Timothy Ntumba scoring the two late goals, but Bwire was left an unconvinced man.
“You could see from my gestures that I wasn’t happy throughout the game,” Bwire said.
“We managed to pick the three points, but the performance was very poor. We defended poorly; I mean the goal we conceded was clearly lack of defensive instinct. Someone losses the ball and refuses to track back, instead watches on as the opponents drive the ball forward,” he added.
Bwire singled out unfitness as their major problem and warns his side to work on their fitness if something good is to be achieved this season.
“The team is so unfit and it is not going to lead us anywhere. Look at how we suffered on the wings each time Peter (Elolu) had the ball. He is so fit and my players couldn’t handle. We have a very good chance of having a shot on a title, but to achieve that, we need to work on our fitness.”
Weatherhead will head into game week two on top of the table in the Men’s division if Simba and Rockets who play later in the afternoon share spoils.