Thursday Mar 29, 2018. 15:30
Uganda national team skipper and goalkeeper Denis Onyango has credited his teammates for putting in hard work after their 0-0 draw against Malawi.
The Cranes skipper led his troops as they played to a goalless draw against the Flames on Tuesday in Uganda.
Onyango said he is happy they did not concede and said they are on the right path under their new coach in Sebastien Desabre.
“I am very happy that we did not concede against Malawi. The clean sheet was very important for us. We defended well throughout the match,” said Onyango.
“We were very compact at the back. The commitment was there all through. We are on the right path.”
The 2016 African champion with South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns has urged his teammates to quickly adapt to Desabre’s tactical system of play.
“For starters, Desabre is a known preacher of quick attacking football,” he added.
“When we enter the field of play, we play for the results and to the coach’s system and style of play.
“The coach is going to take us forward, we need to adapt to his system.”
However, the net minder will now shift his focus to club football as they meet Cape Town City in the Nedbank Cup Last Eight this Sunday in the Mother City.