Uganda coach taunts Warriors

Kampala — Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre says Zimbabwe has little chances of progressing from Group A at June’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals.

Uganda face hosts Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zimbabwe in their group games.

While acknowledging that Egypt and DRC pose a stern challenge to his team, Desabre spoke low of the Zimbabwe Warriors, describing them as the unlucky team of the group.

“Zimbabwe seems the least lucky team of the group, but I know their squad and their great qualities. The group is complicated even though Egypt is the favourite to top it and our team will compete for the second place spot,” Desabre told Goal.

“Facing the Egyptian team represents an obstacle although we have prior advantage since we are familiar with their team and previous encounters were difficult yet close with not much difference separating the two teams.

“We defeated them by one goal at our home stadium and lost in Egypt by a difference of one goal also. Everyone knows that we have an up and coming generation of players that no one should underestimate and it’s going to be difficult for anyone to defeat us.

“We know Congo very well and their players are special with regard to individual skills, we are facing opponents with high quality and we need to have good preparations for the finals taking into consideration the opponents we are going to face.” Ads

Uganda and Egypt were in the same group at the 2017 Afcon finals, with the Pharaohs beating the Cranes 1-0.

Later on that year, Uganda edged Egypt 1-0 in a 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier at home, before losing 1-0 away.

Uganda were under now Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic at the last Afcon tournament.



  1. Uku ndiko kunonzi kushaisha kutaura, Kudherera nyika yedu zvakadayi! I just pray our Team beat UGANDA 5-0 and have them relegated.Mhofu and Team please beat UGANDA for us. Ndarwadziwa chaizvo nemashoko aCoach wavo.

    If age was on our side we were going to bring Rhaman Gumbo, Moses Chunga, Peter Ndlovu,Norman Mapeza, Taua Murehwa, Bruce Grobela among others into the team just to beat UGANDA 10-0

    Go Warriors GO !!!!!!

    1. hahahahaha magumbuka cde!

    2. yah its a tactic to humiliate us and weaken zim team before the game, but they are likely to be shocked
      if our result on the first game with the host surprises everyone

  2. unepamuromo too much iwe,bhora rotambwa mu ground

  3. I think these are Mourinho-style mind games. Do not read too much into them.

  4. He’s playing mind games. The fact that we finished top of the Group proves a point. Go warriors Go.

  5. He is is right. Do not condemn his opinion. He knows our loopholes, but the warriors stand a chance to prove him wrong. Go WARRIORS GO

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