Monday Jan 08, 2018. 15:30
New Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre has hailed the spirit of his troops as they prepare for the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship in Morocco.
The Frenchman led the Cranes in his first assignment at the helm during the 1-1 draw against Guinea at the FUS Stade Molay E Hassan Stadium on Saturday.
Speaking to the Federation of Ugandan Football Associations website, the former Cotton Sport, Raja Casablanca and Ismaily coach praised the attitude, mentality and charisma of his team.
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“I liked the attitude, mentality and character of the team,” said Desabre.
“We had two good chances in the first half where we enjoyed possession.
“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.
“This game has given me chance assess players further which allows me to make a choice on the squad and line up.”
Camara Saidouba Bissiri scored for Guinea in the 65th minute before second half substitute Nelson Senkatuka replied for Uganda 15 minutes from full time.
The Cranes will now meet Congo Brazzaville on Tuesday as they finalise their CHAN preparations.
After the encounter, Desabre will name the final 23-man squad as they are in Group B together with Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire and Namibia.
They will open their account against Chipolopolo on Sunday, January 14.