Cranes have been training at the Mandela National Stadium for the past weeks although the fixture against Rwanda is in a different ground.
Reports from FUFA website indicates that the national team trained for the last time at the MNS on Monday before they relocated to St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende effective of Tuesday.
Interim Coach Moses Basena who had given players a day off on Sunday was also impressed by the response of his boys.
“The break seems to have worked to my expectations because in today’s training session I observed the players in great shape looking re-energized and seemingly enjoying every bit of it. This kind of response and attitude is going to be crucial in the days leading to the game against Rwanda.” Said Basena.
According the Cranes’ Coach, being off season could affect the players ‘liveliness’ nevertheless their attention is not diverted. He explains in his own words;
“…….Our full focus today has basically been working on combinations such as two players per ball, three per ball especially in counter attack situations. We also worked on the endurance part of it because it being the off season our players are not entirely active like we would want them to. But all in all we are now fully focusing on the Saturday game which we want to win to give us an advantage going into the return leg…”
From Today Uganda Cranes will train at the Entebbe road stadium, St. Mary’s vipers’ home ground till the encounter with Rwanda on 12th August.
The fixture with Amavubi Stars of Rwanda is the first leg of final qualifying round of the TOTAL CHAN 2018.