Desabre admitted Cranes were disappointed after failing to reach finals


Uganda Cranes Coach Sebestien Desabre admitted his side were disappointed by failure to reach the quarter finals of the 2018 CHAN.

Uganda’s Muleme in action against Namibia

The tactician however says he picked positives from the match that saw the pearl register a goalless draw in group B.

“It was very important to leave the competition with a point,” Desabre told the post-match press conference. “Our biggest mistake was the second game against Namibia and it really affected our chances,” he added.

We played a good game but we failed to score from the two or three chances we created. It was important to finish in third place in the group after realizing we were out of contention. It is big disappointment and but overall we showed great potential.

The French man who is yet to pick his first victory as Uganda Cranes coach also added that it was important to finish ahead of Ivory Coast.

Our objective was to play a good match and finish ahead of Cote d’Ivoire since it was not possible to finish first or second in the group. We showed positive thinking against a good Ivorian team, and we were equal to the task.