By Allan Damba
Uganda cranes head coach Abdallah Mubiru is happy the players in camp are positively adapting to the way he intends to approach the Bafana Bafana encounter in Johannesburg.
Speaking after Thursday’s morning training session at the MTN Omondi Stadium in Lugogo, the 45-year-old who is in charge on an interim basis confirmed the players have not found it hard to learn the fine details of his intended approach.
“The mood in camp is very positive. In training, the response is equally positive, everyone is working hard.”
“We discussed our game model, and everyone has a clue on what we want our game to look like. Now we have started going into the details and I am very pleased with the response from all the players.”
Mubiru went ahead to draw more word to the kind of detail he is imparting in his relatively inexperienced squad.
“The details include transitions; how everyone responds in possession and without it. The detail is that what we want to do. But thankfully, they are responding and implementing it well.”
Uganda is due for its first international match on June 10 when they play South Africa in Johannesburg since they failed to qualify for the AFCON finals following defeat to Malawi in March 2021.
Just as it is with Uganda’s case, South Africa is as well undergoing a rebuilding process and new head coach Hugo Broos summoned a young 19-man squad for the friendly.