Northern Irishman born and Uganda Cranes head coach is frustrated with Uganda Cranes general performance in yesterday’s night game against neighbors Rwanda in the 2021 African Nations Championships group C game played at Stade de la Reunification, Douala in Cameroon.
Uganda Cranes were held to a disappointing goalles draw with Amavubi Stars looking more lively in the game compared to their East African counterpart.
Mcknistry is not happy with the result as he expected to start on a winning note but promises to amend mistakes into their next game against Togo on 22nd January 2021 at Stade de la Reunification.
“The first half of the game was really frustrating especially for players and staff. We let ourselves down in the first half. However we moved the ball alot better in the second half and created chances through the buildup play and moving the ball effectively. Most of the players in this team are featuring at CHAN for the first time and may be pressure caught up with them at this stage. There was a case for the team needing more confidence.” Said Mcknistry.
“It is just a case of removing the fear from the players. We know we can move the ball effectively with that passing moving brand of football that will bring us success. We did not do that today. We have a big game in three days against Togo. The players know that it will be big for our next opponents because Togo lost to Morocco. Our doctors will also assess the fitness of Karisa who suffered an injury early in the game.” He added.