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Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre is already plotting for the future after exiting the CHAN Morocco 2018 at the groups’ stage following Thursday’s 1-0 loss to Namibia in Marrakech.

It was the fourth time Cranes bowed out of the continental tournament preserved for home-based professionals at the initial stage and the Frenchman wants to find answers.

“There must be a problem. My job is to find a solution,” Desabre, who took over the reins 15 days to the tournament, said after the loss.

To do so, the immediate former manager of Egyptian Premier League side Ismaily SC will be monitoring Ugandan leagues to unearth players for the national team.

“I will monitor the league championships when we go back to find players for the national.

“I have a lot of work to do with the team. My work has started. You will notice changes.”

Uganda lost their group ‘B’ opener 3-1 against red hot Zambia before falling to debutants Namibia 1-0 yesterday.

Zambia and Namibia sail through to the quarterfinals from the group that also has Cote d’Ivoire.

Under the previous rein of Serbian coach Milutin “Micho” Ssredojevic, Uganda’s strength rested on solid defending and attacking on the break.

Desabre, however, has announced a sudden shift to an all-out attack style and has vowed to stick by it.

“I will not change my philosophy of offensive football. Attacking football calls for a compact backline,” he said.

Uganda will take on Cote d’Ivoire in their final dead rubber group match on Monday. Like Uganda the Ivorians have lost all their two opening games against Namibia (1-0) and Zambia (2-0).



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