Poloto: Kobs were second best to South Sudan


Winger Julius Poloto has conceded defeat that their South Sudan opponents deserved to eject them out of the Caf U-23 Afcon qualifiers.

Julius Poloto in action for Uganda Kobs

Coach Wasswa Bbosa’s team lost 2-0 to South Sudan away in Juba on Tuesday and eventually lost the two-legged qualifier 2-1 on aggregate.

The Kobs took a slim 1-goal advantage into the return leg but the South Sudanese turn on the heat, thrashing the hapless Kobs 2-0 in their own back yard.

Thanks to goals from Peter Micheal Taku and Makueth Wol Ngueth that cancelled out a Mustafah Kizza penalty goal in the first leg. Juluis Poloto who featured predominantly in both legs admits their opponents were better in the second leg.

“They showed more hunger than us at their home. They fought for every thing in the 90 minutes and were better overall.”

Poloto, who turns out for gaints KCCA FC said. “We had few chances but still could not put them to use. This made the opponents more stronger at their home ground and we could don’t survive defeat.

“Coach Wasswa Bbosa maintained with the same starting line-up that started at home and the tactic proved futile.”

Mbarara City towering forward Makueth Wol troubled the Ugandan defenders like colossus with his imposing figure and it was no surprise he scored the winner late on.

“We lost as a team because we realized our mistakes late, we shall go back on the drawing board and come back stronger next time,” Poloto added.

South Sudan will now play Tunisia in the final qualification round as both sides bid to appear in the 2019 U-23 AFCON finals in Egypt.


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