Captain Khalid Aucho addressed the media, acknowledging attempts to rectify errors from the previous game while maintaining that their performance, despite the result, was commendable.
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Cranes are set to return to action this evening as they face Somalia in their
second fixture of the FIFA 2026 World Cup qualifiers.
They're back at the
neutral Stade De Municipal in Berkane, Morocco, where they encountered a 2-1
defeat against Guinea just three days ago.
Despite this setback, the team is
resolute in rectifying their performance against their upcoming opponent. Somalia is also seeking
their first victory in Group G after recovering from a 3-1 loss to Algeria in
their opening group fixture.
Both Uganda and Somalia are yet to secure any
points, placing them in the lower ranks of the current group standings. Captain Khalid Aucho
addressed the media, acknowledging attempts to rectify errors from the previous
game while maintaining that their performance, despite the result, was
He emphasized the seriousness of the upcoming fixture, noting, "ln Africa there is no easy game,
every game is difficult." He added, “When you have a good coach, everything
becomes smooth, if you do what he tells you to do in the game, everything
becomes okay, but when you don't do what he tells then it becomes hard. We lost
the previous game but we did not lose the battle, I think even the fans know
Put echoed Aucho's sentiments, highlighting the challenging nature of African
football and the importance of the players' mentality. He acknowledged the
difficulty of the upcoming fixture, considering it almost like a home game for
Somalia, and stressed the need for a consistent positive mindset.
"We can't change the entire team, I don't think it’s a
good idea, we have been analyzing our team and we are going to improve certain
things,” he said.