Uganda Rugby Cranes Still Focused – coach John Duncan

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KAMPALA, UgandaUganda Rugby Cranes head coach John Duncan remains optimistic despite his sides embarrassing defeat to Namibia in Windhoek in the opening game of the Africa Gold Cup.

The Rugby Cranes suffered a 55-6 defeat at Hage Geingob Stadium on Saturday and head coach John Duncan pinned the defeat to unforced errors.

“I think Namibia played particularly well and got off to a good start. We seemed to be chasing the game and made a lot of unforced errors,” he said

Duncan has a two-week break to re-organize his charges ahead of their second tie of the campaign away to Kenya in Nairobi on Saturday, July 7th. He believes his team will bounce back.

Sport is about bouncing back and showing character and these guys do have the character

He added that sports is about bouncing back and showing character and his team , he believes has the character. And, his optimistic that they will back them 100% and also focus on the need to tighten a few areas.

“All is not lost; the final game will decide who is going where.” he notes

Uganda’s defense was porous and could not keep up with Namibia quick transition attack but captain Asuman Mugerwa believes they will be better against Kenya.

“Come against Kenya, we will be better. We are going to work more on our defense. I think we conceded too many penalties. The defense was shady,” Mugerwa said in the post math interview.