After being knocked out of the CAF Africa Qualifiers Women’s Tournament Olympics Games Tokyo 2020 by Ethiopia, Crested Cranes coach Faridah Bulega has put it down to the poor concentration of the players.
Loza Abera’s second-half strike broke hearts of many Ugandans as Crested Cranes bowed out of the competition 4-2 on aggregate.
“I think my players failed to concentrate especially in the first half,” Crested Cranes head coach Faridah Bulega said in the post-match press conference.
“We got a lot of chances but we failed to utilize them, for example, Fazira Ikwaput’s effort which kissed the bar, Ethiopia utilized their only opportunity and won the game.”
Bulega believes her team will be a better side in future due to several young budding talents coming through.
“The opponents were good, they are more experienced than us but Uganda is promising, in future we will be good,” Bulega noted.
To many Ugandan football fans, USA based footballer Sandra Nabweteme should have started the game because of her experience and abilities.
“Sandra started the first leg game, but this time around as a technical team we thought she would be a game changer coming from the bench but it didn’t work out,” She clarified.
Ethiopia’s next opponents are the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon in a two-legged fixture as the road to Tokyo continues.