Uganda switched off in second half – Mubiru

Uganda interim coach Abdallah Mubiru believes his charges were punished by Bafana Bafana after switching off in the second half.

 Uganda lost 3-2 against South Africa in Johannesburg on Thursday evening in the friendly match.

Goals from Evidence Makgopa, who scored a brace, and Bongokuhle Hlongwane inspired the hosts to a narrow victory over the Cranes.

Uganda on the other hand, scored through Ibrahim Orit and second half substitute Abdu Lumala.

Mubiru not contented with Cranes performance

Mubiru has now come out and point out what contributed to the team’s loss.

“It was completely two different halves,” Mubiru said.

“We had a good performance in the first half, we did not allow the opponents to have even one shot on target.”

“We switched off in the second half and Bafana Bafana punished us.

“However, we finished stronger, but we have learned,” he added.

It was a third consecutive game Mubiru was in charge.

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He took charge after the suspension and eventually the sacking of former coach Johnathan McKinstry.

Mubiru was in charge as the Cranes were held at home to a goalless draw by Burkina Faso in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. 

The East African heavyweights went on to lose their next game away to Malawi by a solitary goal to be eliminated from the competition.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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