Uganda coach salutes Avram Grant



Uganda head Milutin Sredojevic, has congratulated Avram Grant for winning his first group opener match.

Deputy captain of the Black Stars, Dede Ayew scored the only goal from a penalty kick after Asamoah Gyan was fouled in the eighteen yard box of the Cranes.

The Cranes frustrated the Black Stars to a drawn game in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and Micho was determined to keep his impressive record against the Stars.

With the country’s first AFCON appearance since 1978 they were hoping to secure all three points but after losing their opening game their coach Micho has congratulated Avram Grant for his tactical display.

“I need to say in the first half we had an element of stage fright,” he said. “They scored from one mistake that is very hard to explain.

“At half-time we have been fully aware that we are on the big stage. It needed man management and an awakening of every player, injecting belief inside them that they could play.

“We played with two, three and then five strikers, risking everything. It did not go our way.

“I must congratulate Ghana and Avram Grant for winning this opening match. In football it is all about putting the ball in the net.

“I believe our team has shown that our level of fitness is enough for this competition but there are levels of the technical and tactical aspects that we need to improve in front of the goal.”

Uganda is now on the bottom of the Group D table after Egypt and Mali shared points.

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