Previous
Melbourne Victory
Adelaide United
3
0
FT
Game Details
Perth Glory
Melbourne City FC
2
1
FT
Game Details
Leicester City
Stoke City
1
1
FT
Game Details
Liverpool
West Ham United
3
1
LIVE 69'
Game Details
Bayern Munich
Hertha Berlin
0
0
FT
Game Details
Watford
Everton
5:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Real Madrid
Alavés
2
0
LIVE 55'
Game Details
Toulouse
AS Monaco
1
1
LIVE 29'
Game Details
Barcelona
Girona
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Internazionale
Benevento
7:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

KCCA FC battling injury concerns ahead of CNaPS clash

Football
Read

Arsenal set for 2019 Uganda visit

Football
Read

Uganda's Desabre vows to improve Cranes fitness levels

Football
Read

Uganda government to pay Cranes monthly stipends

Football
Read

New boy Sserunkuma eyeing Vipers title win after debut goal

Football
Read

Mixed fortunes for Gor Mahia, KCCA FC in CAF Champions League

Football
Read

Ugandan duo Basena, Kajoba set for New York Red Bulls exchange

Football
Read

KCCA FC have learned their CAF CL lessons - Mutebi

Football
Read

Uganda's Muleme on the brink of Egypt move

Football
Read

Ex-Uganda skipper Andrew Mwesigwa announces retirement

Football
Read

Zambia draw with Namibia to top Group B

Football
Read

Too early to blame Desbare, says Obua

Football
Read

Last-gasp Namibia win sends Uganda out

Football
Read

Ochan misery as Zambia beat Uganda

Football
Read

Uganda's CHAN team strong enough, says Desabre

CHAN
Read

New Uganda coach Desabre receives Obua backing

Football
Read

Too early to blame Uganda coach Desbare, says Obua

Former Uganda winger David Obua has said it is still too early to blame new coach Sébastien Desabre after the national team were eliminated from the running at the African Nations Championship.

Uganda were defeated 3-1 by Uganda in their opener before falling to a shock 1-0 defeat by Namibia in their second fixture, meaning it is impossible for them to reach the quarter finals.

Despite this, Obua still believes that Desabre, who was only appointed national team coach at the end of December, can be a success with the national side.

"I know some Ugandans are very unhappy that again for the fourth time the national team have failed to qualify out of the group of a CHAN tournament," Obua told KweséESPN.

"The new coach only started work on December 28th and needs time to understand the Ugandan players and their philosophy better."

Desabre's team will be playing for pride on Monday in their last Group B match against the Ivory Coast in Marrakech, with the Elephants already eliminated from the running.

Despite Uganda's poor return to date, Obua has said that he's seen enough to be encouraged by Desabre's impact with the Cranes.

"The Cranes looked more solid in attack although they failed to put away the many scoring chances created," Obua continued.

"Perhaps Desabre took over with the mentality that the team has a stable defensive line, but instead that department looked a little disjointed during the two matches played," he added.

Despite Obua's backing, Uganda fans canvassed by KweséESPN in Kampala are less forgiving about the national side's underwhelming displays to date.

"We spend a lot of money to pay the coach and yet we cannot get even a win," Cranes supporter Fred Mukalazi told KweséESPN

"Football is about winning and that is what we want to see the national team doing," added fan David Kazibwe.

Sarah Nalubega, who also supports Uganda Premier League champions KCCA FC, said that she is very disappointed in the national team after they continued an unhappy trend of failing to reach the CHAN knockouts.

"Why do we bring in expensive coaches who cannot lead our team to success and bring us joy?" she questioned.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.