Sunday Mar 25, 2018. 16:30
Uganda national team coach Sebastien Desabre has expressed concerns regarding the Cranes’ players fitness levels.
The French boss said he has put the 2018 CAF African nations Championship tournament disappointments behind him.
Desabre said their Chan appearance is water under the bridge and that it was time to move on for the East Africans.
The coach will be looking to impart his principles in the team as quick as possible, an opportunity he did not have, when he led the team to the Chan in January.
However, the former Asec Mimosas coach noted how he was delighted to see his team play some good football then.
“When I arrived, I had to study and learn the players in a very short time, at a critical time. The Chan was starting in a few days. So, there was not enough time,” Desabre lamented.
“I think they are technically good players. I am glad that at the Chan, they showed some of my principles in the way they expressed themselves, building from the back and constructing attacks the way I like it.
“This is a big issue that I need to discuss with all the Ligue 1 (Uganda Premier League) coaches. We must coordinate together to improve our strikers.
“We need to develop strikers from the ages of 8 or 10, so that by the time they are 17, they are used to scoring goals.”