Uganda Cranes Coach Says Ready to Strip off Lesotho Home and Away

Uganda Cranes head Coach Sebastien Desabre believes and has the hope that his charges will work for the best result on Tuesday during the return leg against Lesotho Crocodiles.

‘We have the quality to match Lesotho. It is very important to see that we win the game because the objective is to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. About the Setsoto stadium artificial surface, our players have played on such surface especially the KCCA FC and Vipers SC players. Concerning the weather, many have faced this cold weather like those who play in South Africa, we shall match them’ Desabre spoke ahead of the Tuesday training session.

After arrival in Lesotho aboard a chartered flight, the team checked in at Avani Maseru Hotel.

The first session on Sunday afternoon was more of a recovery one with all the 11 players who started on Saturday granted a light session with a lot of stretching under assistant coach Mathias Lule and trainer Gerome D’Antonio.

Meanwhile, the players who started on the bench were involved in a ball work session as well as body stretching drills under Desabre.

After the session, two goal hero in the 3-0 home win, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi had a brief interview with the media as he underlined the team’s bold clear intentions in Maseru.

‘We are yearning to return to the AFCON. Every player has that focus. We are determined. Personally, I am motivated by the two goals i scored and this is a confidence booster’ stated Okwi.

The team’s last training session will be held on Monday at the Setsoto stadium.


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