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WAFCON 2022: Uganda learned valuable lessons in ‘failed’ tournament – Lutalo

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Despite exiting the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations at the group stages, Uganda’s head coach George Lutalo has highlighted how much the team learned rather than lamenting on the failures.

The Crested Cranes finished bottom of Group A with one point; having lost twice to Morocco (3-1) and Senegal (2-0) before drawing 2-2 with Burkina Faso.

“My greatest satisfaction was the quality of our matches, especially against Burkina Faso. There was very little downtime. I want to congratulate us,” Lutalo expressed his gratitude towards the girl’s performance.

“I have finally identified what we have missed. Better preparation, more friendly matches. A better mental preparation, so that my players manage their daily lives as well as possible during a big tournament,” he added.

Lutalo hopes for his team to become a regular at the continent’s greatest women’s football showpiece to try and do better.

“It was not to be. But we showed some very nice things. From now on, we will go home and work hard to get back into this competition.”

Before the 2022 edition, Uganda had been absent from the competition for 22 years because its last appearance was in 2000 which was the country’s maiden time.

“In the first two games, there was dizziness. I hope the public will remember only positives of Uganda’s passage in this Africa Cup of Nations.”

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