Yunus Sentamu optimistic Vipers will bounce back stronger

Sentamu says it is the team's “responsibility” to put Friday’s defeat at Buhinga Stadium behind them as quickly as possible.

Yunus Sentamu. Photo/Courtesy.

Yunus Sentamu is optimistic Vipers SC will bounce back stronger despite losing to bottom side Tooro United in the Uganda Premier League.

Sentamu says it is the team’s “responsibility” to put Friday’s defeat at Buhinga Stadium behind them as quickly as possible.


The table leaders suffered a 1-0 shock defeat from Ibrahim Kirya’s side and hence squandered the chance to push it up to 45 points.

Mark Nsubuga scored late in the game to help the home side earn a vital victory.

The win offered Tooro United a glimpse of hope for survival despite staying at the base with 12 points and just six off safety with ten games remaining.

Sentamu noted that the Venoms can only show how strong they are by simply forgetting the result in Tooro but move on with the positives picked from the game.
“We are very disappointed, especially with the whole game,” he said. “We know we are better than that. So in that sense we are gutted.”

“But these things happen in football and it is our responsibility to turn that around and we have great opportunity on Wednesday evening next week against Busoga United at Kitende,” the striker told club media.

“When the first half ended and we failed to covert ourselves, l felt like we had great opportunites to kill off the game. We failed to do that and, credit to Tooro United FC, I thought they were brilliant and we were not up to scratch, Sentamu added.

Yunus Sentamu takes on a Tooro United player at Buhinga stadium on Friday. ©️ Vipers SC.

As the 2020 champions prepare to host Busoga United on match day 21, Sentamu and team wait with eagerness to show the corrections made so far.

“In the second half we knew we had to improve and I believe that we did that. So there were some mental positives yesterday but we have to put it right on Wednesday.”

After twenty games played, Vipers have 43 points, two above KCCA FC who drew 0-0 at home with SC Villa on Saturday.