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Kasasa attributes Weatherhead’s Uganda Cup victory to team work

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Weatherhead men's side hoisted both the Uganda Cup and league title last weekend. Weatherhead HC Photo

Weatherhead Hockey Club Head Coach Vincent Arnold Kasasa says that his side’s victory in the inaugural Uganda Cup that came to a close last weekend was largely a result of team work amongst his players and all the individuals in the team.

Weatherhead beat perennial rivals Wananchi Sports Club 4-2 on penalties in the men’s final of the Uganda Cup held at the National Hockey Stadium, Lugogo which was also the last domestic competitive event of the year.

“Team work has been the biggest factor for our success. We have kept as a unit,” Kasasa said after the cup final adding that it has been a tough season because of the Covid-19 situation that has been a damper on sports activities and other sectors of the economy.

Weatherhead and men’s national coach, Vincent Arnold Kasasa. Courtesy Photo

In normal time of play of the cup final, Weatherhead came from two goals down to level matters with Wananchi to force extra time which they won 4-2, missing only one penalty.

Jerome Owori gave Wananchi a dream start to the match when he slotted home just three minutes into play. Colline Batusa doubled Wananchi’s lead six minutes later as they seemingly took charge of proceedings.

With no goals scored in the second quarter, fast rising star Joel Barungi brought Weatherhead back into the game when he slotted home in the 40th minute. With one minute remaining on the clock, team captain Moses Tushabe evened matters and his side went ahead to win in the shootouts.

“It was a very sweet win for us, that’s what I can say about it. The boys deserve it because they worked for it,” Kasasa noted adding that his side has always been determined to win silverware.

The Uganda Cup victory also meant that Weatherhead claimed a domestic double having won the Uganda Baati National Hockey League earlier in the season. Wananchi men’s side won the Independence Cup while Wananchi women’s side claimed a treble as they subjected all teams to a bride maids role in all competitions.

However, Kasasa’s main focus is now in the national team as he also doubles as national coach for the Uganda Hockey men’s side. Earlier this week, both men and women’s teams started training for the Africa Cup of Nations (ACN) slated for January 2022 in Accra, Ghana.

The national teams started training early this week ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (ACN). Uganda Hockey Photo.

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