We’re not afraid of Senegal, says Cranes captain

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Uganda Cranes Head Coach Desabre and Captain Onyango address press

Prior to the AFCON round of 16 game when Uganda plays West Africans Senegal, the Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre and team captain Denis Onyango addressed the media during the official pre-match press conference held at the Cairo International Stadium on Thursday.

Both Desabre and Onyango expressed confidence and readiness to face the Senegalese in the game that will kick off at 10 PM (East African Standard Time).

The duo expressed their views about the match, shared their expectations and as well, proved the readiness to battle Senegal.

Sebastien Desabre, Uganda Cranes Head Coach:”We are focused to come strongly against Senegal. Like we played against DR Congo & Egypt, the team is coherent and positive. We held gym sessions on after the Egypt game, trained well on Wednesday and shall conduct the final session on Thursday. All the players are set as continue to assess those with slight knocks in the last training session. Whatever happened in the previous three matches is behind us now and is history. Our attention is for the Senegal game. Even concerns for the past two days with the players are in-house and we dealt with amicably.”

Denis Onyango, Uganda Cranes captain: “Uganda Cranes is not afraid of anyone. We shall enjoy the moment and take on Senegal.” 

He added: “The most important thing is the game ahead of us. What happened before, we call it past. We have re-opened the engine once again.”

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