Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre knows he will need concerted effort from stakeholders if his work with the national team is to bear fruits.

That’s why he has been allover the place watching league matches, the Fufa Drum and speaking with various coaches on the sidelines of the matches.

The Frenchman, who succeeded Micho Sredojevic late last year, is now planning a formal meeting with local coaches.

“I am arranging a meeting with the Ligue 1 (read Azam Uganda Premier League) coaches in April to explain my philosophy,” Desabre is quoted in the Daily Monitor this week.

“I also need to understand their work and fitness. We have a meeting with me and the staff of U23 and U20 teams, too.”

Desabre has also been pleasantly surprised with what he has seen in the matches he has watched so far.

“I saw five, six games in the (Azam Uganda Premier League) and saw some players in the league who could have played in the Chan.

“The players had played in the Cecafa (Senior Challenge Cup) and (the Cosafa) U20 (Championships) so they were the ones who deserved to be there.

“After Chan, I have also seen players in Vipers and Onduparaka who could have helped us during the Chan. I think Chan finished.

“Focus is on the next Chan in Ethiopia in two years and then all the other tournaments.”

On the bigger stage, Uganda are back in action later in the year when they host Tanzania in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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