Uganda head coach Jonathan Mckinstry has admitted that his team weren’t equal to the task as they fell to an embarrassing defeat to defending champions Morocco.
The Cranes has for the 5th time failed to get past the group stages and judging by high the level of preparedness, the much elusive stage seemed achievable but the Cranes failed to win a single match and ended up finishing last in the group that consisted of neighbors Rwanda and debutants Togo.
The Northern Irishman praised Morocco’s ruthlessness in front of goal and also made a case of Uganda’s penalty call that was waved off by the centre referee.
“Congratulations to my counterpart and to Morocco and wish them the very best throughout the tournament. We knew it was always going to be challenging for us”
“The penalty couldn’t have come at a worse time but it was a fair enough call. The second goal came after our young left back’s unfortunate slip”
“The Moroccans were very clinical and we got punished every time they got the ball in the dangerous areas because of their quality”
Morocco emerged victors of group C with 5 points, followed Rwanda and Togo in 3rd. Uganda finished abysmally last with only a single point out of a possible 9.