Like the saying ‘you are as good as your last game,’ Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has already moved on from the team’s 2-0 win over DR Congo in their opening game of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations.
Uganda will have to win against Zimbabwe on Wednesday to book a slot in the round of last of 16, but that will also lessen the pressure going into their last group game against Egypt on June 30th.
“We are focused and concentrated for the Zimbabwe game on Wednesday. The win we registered against DR Congo now means nothing.” Desabre said in the pre-match press conference on Tuesday morning before adding.
“We need maximum points against Zimbabwe so that we head to the final game with Egypt when we are relaxed and already qualified.”
“We respect Zimbabwe because they have very good individual players but we shall give it our best shot,” the Frenchman added.
Desabre will hope the Cranes continue to work as a unit that delivered them past Congo, especially when they don’t have possession.
Khalid Aucho and Mike Azira’s calmness in the midfield holding role will also come in handy.
Farouk Miya will be expected to have the keys that will unlock the Zimbabwean defense like he did against Congo when he assisted Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi’s goals.