Denis Onyango eyeing AFCON qualification under Desabre

Denis Onyango eyeing AFCON qualification under Desabre
Denis Onyango

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Feb 28, 2018. 14:30

Uganda and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango has guaranteed coach Sebastien Desabre of his backing as national team coach.

The South African-based keeper said he is aware that adapting from one coach to another will not be easy, but as senior players they support the French manager.

Desabre was appointed last December as Milutin Sredojevic’s successor and will be tasked with leading the Cranes to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon in 2019.

“Yes, we said as senior players we will obviously support the coach and try and help the young players to do the right thing,” said the skipper to the Daily Monitor.

“Of course it’s not easy to adapt easily from one coach to another but we will do our best to try and get the results.

“As time goes on we shall see how it goes, and try and get the team back to the Nations Cup, hopefully in Cameroon next year, and do much better (than Uganda did in Gabon).”

For the Serbian, his name will remain etched in Uganda’s history books for helping end a four-decade absence from the Nations Cup when the Cranes qualified for the 2017 edition in Gabon.

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