The Cranes team that started the game against Burundi in the opening fixture of the CECAFA senior challenge cup 2017. Photo by Stephen Mayamba
CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup
Uganda v South Sudan
Uganda v Ethiopia
Cranes head coach Moses Basena is optimistic that Uganda Cranes will get maximum points from their last games of the group stages of the ongoing CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.
Basena’s side opened their campaign with goalless draw with Burundi on Monday.
“By failing to win our first match we invited pressure onto ourselves and that means we must win our remaining fixtures to be able to qualify to the next round and with due respect to our opponents we need maximum points from both games,” stated Basena.
He added: ”We are the defending champions and we cannot afford any more slip up because it will put us in a more dire state of regret. My players are not ready to be in that kind of situation.
“In the game against Burundi we fielded all our strikers and that shows how much we needed goals and the win but the Burundians were strong defensively, but we have worked on attack formations and execution in training and hope my strikers twill be more clinical in the next games.”
Cranes face South Sudan on Friday at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega before winding up the group stages with Ethiopia on Sunday.