After qualifying with the Cranes at his maiden international championship, head coach Sebastien Desabre believes his team has the quality to do well at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Uganda Cranes had a poor run at the previous edition in Gabon after registering just a single point in the tournament, they are now hoping for a better show in Egypt.
“The boys need to enjoy some amazing moments on the pitch, to do something to provoke the luck because we have the quality,” Desabre told Daily Monitor publication.
The Frenchman however urged his boys to double their effort if they are to achieve their ultimate targeting of reaching knockout stage.
The Cranes will play their last warm-up game against Ivory Coast on June 15th, they drew 0-0 with Turkmenistan in the first, Desabre expects a better a show against the Ivorians.
“Against Turkmenistan, we created some chances but we need to do more, go fight.”
“The game helped me analyze players mentally and technically, now it is another step because I give the final list that will play the last friendly against Ivory Coast,” he noted.
Before 2017, the Cranes had last played at the continent’s greatest football tournament in 1978 where they finished as runners up after losing 2-0 to Ghana in the finals.
“We go to Egypt to fight in three games with our target to get out of the group stage,” the French tactician noted.
The East African giants will lock horns with the Democratic Republic of Congo on June 22nd in Group A which also has the Egypt and Zimbabwe.