DEMOCRATIC Republic of Congo's Vita Club coach Lusadisu Medard is expecting an improved performance from his side when they confront Mainland Premier League champions, Simba in their final group A match of the CECAFA Kagame Cup on Saturday.
Medard was disappointed after his side lost 3-1 to URA of Uganda in their second group match on Thursday, but promised to work on their mistakes before tomorrow's encounter against Simba.
"I intend to take stock of the mistakes in the match and hope we will play well against Simba who are a very strong side," Lusadisu told SuperSport.com after the game at the National Stadium.
Medard rued the many missed chances in the first half that would have guaranteed his team a comfortable win."I feel so sad since this match was in our hands to win. We had numerous chances that we failed to convert and the price was the goals we conceded," he said.
"The players were extremely agile and played so well but getting the ball behind the net was the problem, as we scored the first goal and lost concentration giving URA confidence to make a great comeback."Vita Club beat Ports of Djibouti 7-0 in their first game earlier in the week but found URA a hard nut to crack but still remained second in the log standings.
Meanwhile, APR's Dutch coach Ernie Brandts has pointed out scorching heat in Dar es Salaam as reason for their draw against Burundi's Olympic Atletico on Tuesday."It is always hot playing at 2pm and you would notice that in the second half, the speed reduced drastically.
I tend to think that fatigue crept in too fast on the boys and they could not keep up with the pace."Also both teams were cautious, no one wanted to make mistakes because it was a very important match."
Brandts is optimistic that they have one foot into the quarter finals but need to beat Yanga to guarantee their qualification.
"Yanga lost their opener against Atletico and beat Wau Salaam. They will be out to prove something and also redeem their faces for the sake of their fans. We will be ready to handle them," added Brandts.
Both APR and Atletico have four points from two matches but the three-time champions sit on top of Group C with a better goal difference.APR will next face Yanga on Friday.