Vipers’ lead at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League was cut to four points after Friday’s results.

Edward Golola admits he was shocked by that loss to SC Villa at St Mary’s Stadium on Friday but believes that the club has the resilience to bounce back from that defeat.

“We will bounce back from this. It should hurt. We certainly don’t want to lose anywhere, and it hurts, but this isn’t a 1-0 like any other.

“If we cannot pick ourselves up by being top of the league what will happen if we are not top of the league?” Golola said. “I know it’s a massive disappointment but what is important now is how we respond to that.”:

“We certainly shouldn’t let it consume us to the point it has any effect on us going forward, other than analysing the mistakes and correcting them.”

Golola also revealed Vipers lost against SC Villa because the Venoms were not efficient in the Jogoo’s box.

“Football in won and lost in the boxes. They won in our box for being clinical with one chance they got. We had a couple of chances and attacking entries than them, and that was where we let ourselves down by not putting them away.”

“It’s not that I blame my team. We are responsible for the things we did wrong on the football pitch, the decisions we didn’t get right.”

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