Onyango impressed by Cranes performance despite a barren draw

Denis Onyango addressing the media

By: David GombeĀ 

Uganda Cranes and the Flames of Malawi played to a goalless stalemate at Namboole stadium in a friendly match last evening.

Uganda Cranes Captain Denis Onyango was delighted to have kept a clean sheet and also impressed with the general team display

He says,

“It is good to have kept a clean sheet which was important to us, we defended as a team and we were compact at the back and I don’t remember Malawi creating any clear chances.

“Personally I am happy with the commitment and I believe that generally we played well basing on the conditions both on and off the pitch.”

The Cranes skipper also confirmed that they are still adopting to the coach’s system and called his fellow senior players to work hand in hand and help the coach.

“We are still trying to adopt to the coach’s system obviously it doesn’t come in one or two games it takes time.

I believe we are on the right path and as senior players we need to help him and get the team in the right shape because it’s not easy to play for the results and the coach’s system since our next game against Tanzania in the AFCON qualifiers is a must win for us.” Narrated the Cranes skipper.

Following the two international friendlies against Malawi and Sao Tome and Principe, Uganda will now turn focus to the 2019 AFCON Qualifiers against neighbours Tanzania and Lesotho slated for mid way this year.

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