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Local coaches go for attacking football

Ugandan coaches have admitted that the faster Uganda build an identity on attacking football the better.

During a coaches’ retreat at the weekend at Tavern Woods in Kabuusu, they vowed to serve an open game that will see more goals as well as more entertainment value for the fans.

“To the fans we are trying to do our best to sell to you something you can enjoy when you spend an evening watching our games,” said Livingstone Kyambadde, the chairman Uganda Football Coaches Association (UFCA).

The coaches indeed have no choice but improve the general mentality of themselves and players.

The first round games of the Uganda Premier League (UPL), for example, had up to 52 matches being won by just one goal.

Scoring charts were also hardly impressive, with former Police striker, now with Buildon of Zambia, Hood Kawesa, scoring just seven goals.

Local coaches’ tactics came under the spotlight when the new national team coach, Sebastien Desabre, tried to employ more attacking options at the African Nations Championships (Chan); something that backfired as Uganda failed to win a game in the groups.

Kyambadde admits it all starts at the clubs, where players are not well prepared for such challenges.

“When we become more offensive in the league, we can be able to provide the national team with players that have the right mindset,” he said.

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