Cranes coach unhappy with Caf rules

Cranes coach unhappy with Caf rules

Uganda Cranes coach Bobby Williamson was not happy with some of the Caf rules after they were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations competition that will be staged in South Africa.

Williamson was at pains to understand why their tie had to be decided by penalties after Uganda had cancelled out Zambia’s first leg lead. The visitors won 9-8.

“We should have gone into extra-time instead of straight into penalties. We won 1-0 and it’s unfair that a qualification has to be reached through that means.”

“Also, Zambia as the African champions deserve to get automatic qualification in order to defend their title.”

He also blasted Zambian keeper Kennedy Mweene for time wasting.

“I don’t appreciate that Kennedy Mweene didn’t uphold sportsmanship as he resorted to time wasting towards the end of the second half.”

“I’m impressed with how the boys played and this is a very good crop of players who should be kept in the team to continue with budding of the young talent.”

The result means that the former will have to wait longer to break their drought that has witnessed them miss the competition for a record 34 years.

 

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