Friday Jan 05, 2018. 12:30
New Ugandan Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre believes his players have what it takes to win the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship in Morocco.
The newly appointed head coach believes the team’s upcoming two international friendly matches during the training camp in Morocco will help him further make the final assessment prior to the CHAN tournament.
In their preparations, the Cranes will lock horns with Congo Brazzaville on Saturday before facing West Africans Cameroon three days later.
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“I need to first evaluate my players. I know the Zambian team as well as Ivory Coast. They are strong opponents,” said Desabre to KawowoSports.
“I am going to check out Namibia and thereafter prepare my team very well. The ultimate target would be to win the competition, maybe it is possible maybe it’s not but we will work very hard to do well in the competition.
“The players are fresh from Cecafa and I am going to watch the videos. The two friendly games we are going to have before Chan finals will help us to work on the weaknesses and adjust tactics.”
Meanwhile, the side was hosted by president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his country home in Rwakitura on Tuesday as part of the send-off ceremony before flying to Morocco on Thursday morning.
The East Africans are in Group B alongside Ivory Coast, Zambia and Namibia.