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Crested Cranes need to improve, says coach

By Swalley Kenyi

Added 4th July 2016 03:39 PM

Uganda went down 4-0 with 2-0 in the first half, resulting from obvious mistakes in the backline. The second half was not any better either as the match ended in a heavy defeat.

Crested Cranes need to improve, says coach

Crested Cranes players. PHOTO: Aloysius Byamukama

Uganda went down 4-0 with 2-0 in the first half, resulting from obvious mistakes in the backline. The second half was not any better either as the match ended in a heavy defeat.

The Crested Cranes head coach Majidah Nantanda has attributed the result of their friendly with Harambee Starlets of Kenya to poor mental strength of her players.

Uganda went down 4-0 with 2-0 in the first half, resulting from obvious mistakes in the backline. The second half was not any better either as the match ended in a heavy defeat.

Mary Wanjiku opened the score line for the starlets with a well converted penalty after Crested Cranes goalkeeper Fatumah Matovu caught the ball outside her area. Matovu was also sent off.

With a player less, the Crested Cranes had to sacrifice Joan Nakirya for a goalkeeper Ruth Aturo.

"Definitely they (players) displayed a very good game but lacked the mental toughness. We need to give them more time for training as a team for tactical aspects," Nantanda said on return from Kisumu.

For Nantanda it is how the team can be more competitive ahead of the inaugural women CECAFA championships in Kampala in September.

Kenyan women have qualified for the continental Women's Nations Cup in Cameroon.

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