Afcon Qualifiers: Ugandans judge local coaches by limitations, not strengths – Mubiru
Posted On March 18, 2021
The tactician explains how difficult it is for native coaches to serve the national team as public perception will not always favor them.
Uganda’s interim head coach Abdallah Mubiru explained why local coaches have a big job to do in convincing the public that they are the right men to run the national team.
Mubiru, who was named alongside Livingstone Mbabazi and Fred Kajoba to lead the team while Johnathan McKinstry remains suspended, believes local tacticians have always been poorly evaluated by the public.
“It’s not about Mubiru, Mbabazi or Kajoba, but all the local coaches because we can compete very well in other areas because we have our strength,” said Mubiru. Sports nation.
“We might have limits that are normal, but the only problem is that people judge us by the limits, they never judge us by our strength. But there are times when you feel you can go to a good job but your interest is to protect your job, now we have to protect our job while protecting our nation. “
Besides judging by limits, the police coach also said that the public has always favored the national team being led by a foreign coach.
“The general perception of our Ugandan supporters is that they think it is abnormal for a local coach to manage the national team, which I think is wrong,” Mubiru added. “Probably the chance has now come for them to realize that the local coaches can also manage the team.
“I can’t say I’m the best, I think there are good coaches there, but the most important thing is the local coaches who manage the national team, so we have every confidence, me and my team.
“We have a big task ahead of us: to convince the fans that we are capable of doing the job.”
Mubiru also spoke about preparations for the last two African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Malawi and Burkina Faso.
“We will start the preparations on Thursday but they are preparations on the ground. The preparations in terms of psychology started about a week and a half ago,” he revealed.
“I communicated with the players and also got their point of view. We have already started the preparations, but we are only waiting for those on the pitch when all the players are present and it will be Saturday and Sunday then Monday. where we will have technical sessions. “
He also explained why he thinks the game against Malawi is far more critical than the one involving Burkina Faso.
“Actually all games are vital but the most crucial is against Malawi. Even if we beat Burkina Faso then Malawi will beat South Sudan we will have to at least score a point in Malawi to qualify,” did he declare.
“In all circumstances, the game in Malawi is crucial and important but there is a possibility of sealing the qualification on Wednesday against Burkina Faso.
“We are going to handle every game very carefully, but we have to get results in every game.”
Les Cranes will host Burkina Faso on March 24 in Kitende before the final match against Malawi five days later.