Desabre praises team attitude

Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre has praised his team’s attitude ahead of the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (Chan) kick off in Morocco this weekend.

The Cranes came from behind to draw 1-1 in a friendly against Guinea on Saturday, a result that helped him avoid defeat in his first match in charge.

And ahead of the final build-up match against Congo on Tuesday, the Frenchman believes the character his players showed on Saturday is something to build on.

“We had two good chances in the first half where we enjoyed possession,” he said, “Our second half wasn’t the best in the opening 20 minutes but we changed the strategy and system to 4-4-2.

“From then on the game was so open to both sides. I liked the attitude, mentality and character of the team.”

Desabre added: “This game has given me the chance to assess players further which allows me to make a choice on the squad and line up.”

Second half substitutes Paul Mucureezi and Nelson Senkatuka combined to cancel out Camara Saidouba’s opener for the 1-1 result.

Uganda open their Chan campaign against Zambia on Sunday before taking on Namibia and Ivory Coast.