Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre has declared to finish in the third place of group B during the pre-match press conference ahead of the last games of CHAN finals on Monday night in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Uganda will play Ivory Coast in the fight for the third place, whereas, already qualified Zambia and Namibia will meet in the second match of group B.
Ivory Coast lost 1:0 and 2:0 to Namibia and Zambia respectively, while, Uganda fell to Zambia by 3:1 before narrowly losing to Namibia by 1:0 in the injury time.
Despite of losing both games in group B, Uganda had dominance slightly missing several chances.
However, The Cranes faced painful blunders in both games from the goal keeper and the Defense.
Desabre, had made some improvement in the defense, unfortunately, the only option left for the French tactician is to fight for the third place.
“Our target is now to finish third in the group. We want maximum points against Cote d’Ivoire. I know the league in Cote d’Ivoire because I was there for two years. I know some of the players but I have to stay focus.
We didn’t qualify for the quarter finals because of some weaknesses but I will ask my players to continue playing good football. I hope they can covert the chances that will come their way. It is important to stay third and I hope we can achieve that by beating Cote d’Ivoire, which is an equally good team.” Said Head Coach of Uganda Sebastien Desabre
“The CHAN is an important tournament for us as players. It is an opportunity for us to show what we can put on the table. It is a challenge to get better and we need to do better. We think that we still have something to prove.” Uganda Cranes Captain Bernard Muwanga said
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Kamara, the Ivory Coast coach insisted on fighting for pride and notified to play for victory against the Cranes.
“We will play for the national pride. It will be terrible to finish the tournament with three losses. That will be a disaster. We have to show Ivorians that this team has potential. We have to fight for victory.” Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara said
By Kasirye Alex/kmaupdates