Chan 2021: I look forward to playing against Togo – Uganda midfielder and Atambala

The Vipers SC player was a competitive debut player who played all 90 minutes

Ugandan midfielder Abdul Karim Watambala is happy to participate in Chan’s match against Rwanda, despite winning a goalless draw.

The Cecafa Senior Challenge Champions 2019 played their neighbors Amafobi in a Group C match hoping to get the most points. However, it was their opponents who played well, especially in the first half and even hit the tree twice.

The Vipers SC player is delighted to be given the opportunity by coach Johnathan McKinstry to make his debut in the second division competition in Africa.

“It was my first time at Chan, and I’m happy to be playing for 90 minutes,” Watambala said. Goal.

“I’ve learned a lot because when you play big teams every time you learn new things. I look forward to achieving success in my second game. [against Togo] If the opportunity arises. “

Venom also voiced an opinion on their game played at the Stade de la Réunification in Douala.

“We played our first game against Rwanda [on Monday] We expected to win, but we did not get the result we wanted, “Watambala continued.

“We haven’t had the most chances to score a goal, and now we’re back to the drawing board and hopefully going forward we will score goals but if we create enough chances.”

McCainstry believes his players have not pushed themselves to the extreme against their East African neighbors.

“The first half of the game was really disappointing,” said the Northern Ireland coach. “I think both the players and the device were below par and I know we can play better than we played.” Goal.

“One of the things we used in the first half is they have to play football, they have to pass the ball.

“I felt maybe it was through a little bit of tension that you know for a lot of players, it was their first time at this level and you know … Yes it was an East African Derby but it is a new level for them, Chan is just a step forward in terms of pressure and so I feel some of the players felt this pressure and were not ready to play those strong passes, especially in the attacking midfield. “

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