Abdallah Mubiru has admitted the Uganda Cranes team chosen for the 2019 Cosafa tournament would have done better but picks positives from the two games played.

Abdallah Mubiru

The Cranes drew both games but failed in spot kicks against both Lesotho and hosts South Africa.

“We can now comfortably say we have a team to start within preparations for CHAN,” said Mubiru on arrival at Entebbe from Durban, South Africa before adding.

The players have been introduced to the style of play where they are now willing to use the ball much as at times we could have problems but still, it’s in the players’ mind that they have to use the ball, they have to attack and when they lose possession, they have to drop back and defend as a team.

The Cranes created chances in both games but still couldn’t convert scoring just a single goal and the tactician explains where they fall short.

The only weakness is that we need to manage the final third with good decision making and relatively higher intensity than what we displayed.

Cranes are set to face South Sudan in the first round of the 2020 Chan qualifiers.