Uganda Cranes Shift Focus To Zambia

The Uganda National Men’s Football team – the Cranes – have now put their 1-0 loss to Mali behind and fully focussing on how to overcome their next opponent.

The Cranes, led by interim head coach Morley Bwekwaso will have their second friendly in a space of five days, their next being against Zambia in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, October 17.

The Uganda Cranes contingent, after setting of on Saturday had by Sunday morning already safely arrived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and checked in at Hilton Garden Inn.

As Uganda take on Zambia on Tuesday at Hamriya Stadium in Sharjah, Morley expects that his team posses the ball better, and also make quicker advances into the opponent’s final third.

The above, the coach emphasised is “essential” for a team that intends to improve, making quick reference to the match played last Friday at Stade de 26 Mars in Mali’s capital, Bamako.

The coach, however also noted that his side ‘demonstrated a good team display’ against Mali despite conceeding from a penalty converted by Yassine Sinayoko in the 71st minute after URA FC’s Hudu Mulikyi fouled in the box.

KCCA FC forward Usama Arafat, Kitara FC forward Denis Omedi, URA FC defender Hudu Mulikyi and foreign-based New York Red Bulls II midfielder Ibrahim Kasule all made their senior national team debuts under Bwekwaso’s first game in charge, following his temporary appointment at the start of October.



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