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Uganda 0-1 Zambia: The tactical analysis

Cranes Technical bench: L-R: Milutin Sredojevic (head coach), Moses Basena (asst. Coach) and goalkeeping coach Fred Kajjoba

Cranes boss Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has rued the team’s attacking prowess for not creating enough chances against Zambia’s Chipolopolo on Tuesday but is optimistic that can be rectified in the next three training sessions.

The coach was content with the quality of challenge Zambia posed in their 1-0 win in Kampala and further cautioned his team of misusing chances games of such magnitude.

“This was a game where one moment could decide the final result to make you a hero or bring you down to zero and that’s what happened here. International football has reached that level, here http://davenportchiropractic.com/wp-content/plugins/rdv-youtube-playlist-video-player/lib/admin/tab-controls.php ” Micho said.

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“We have to be clinical with the chances.”

Tactical analysis

Cranes started with Geoffrey Massa as the lone striker with Luwagga and Oloya supporting from the wings.

Aucho was deployed to shield Isinde and Murshid in the heart of defense while Ochaya and Wadada did business in the respective wings.

The coach was forced to readjust the system after the break introducing Shabaan for Luwagga to put more numbers in the box.

Later on Isinde paved way for Batambuze who was handed an advanced role with Ochaya moving to centre back.

“They played 4-3-2-1 and we tried to counter that with two attacking midfielders in a 4-1-4-1 system but after conceding the goal we needed to risk in second half and employed 4-1-3-2 with two strikers exerting pressure on their centre backs,” Micho explained.

“We succeeded to create some chances later on but again we had to put more numbers upfront by pulling off one defender and risk practically 3-3-4.”

“I am content with my players output but disappointed with the final result. In the same moment I congratulate the opponents because they did what was required to win,” Micho added.

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