Uganda Keen To Rectify Mistakes Against Namibia

Uganda Coast Fans during the 2018 CHAN football game between Zambia and Uganda at the Grand Stadium in Marrakech, Morocco on 14 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

After under-performing in their 3-1 defeat to Zambia in their opening match of the African Cup of Nations, Uganda have expressed the desire to right their wrongs when they face Namibia on Thursday January 18, 2018.

The loss has put the Cranes bottom of Group B and another loss might technical lock them out of the quarterfinals. They will however not have an easy task as they face a Namibia side who are flying high following a 1-0 win over Ivory Coast.

In a pre-match conference, Uganda head coach Sebastien Desabre admitted that they have carefully analysed mistakes that they made in their first match but has insisted that he is not going to change his philosophy.

“We have analysed our performance from the first game and tried to correct the mistakes because it is important for the second game,’’ said Desabre.

“We have a project and my philosophy will be same for the second match against Namibia. We have a balanced team and have to stay with the same mind set and spirit to win the next game. We have no choice and we have to win with an offensive strategy. It is very important for us to score because my team needs that,’’ he added.

The coach’s comments were echoed by captain Juma Ibrahim Sadam, who said, “We are very positive. We have seen our mistakes from the Zambia game and we are looking forward to improving on that performance against Namibia.’’

“The loss to Zambia has been put behind us and the coach has instilled a lot of confidence in us. The morale is high and we are looking forward to the game against Namibia,’’ added Juma.

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