Coach of the Uganda’s senior team, Milutin Sredojevic has attributed the Nations Cup opening game painful defeat by Ghana to stage fright.
The Serbian said at the post-match press conference that, his side fell under the huge stage as it was their first game in the competition after 39 years of absence. The Cranes lost by a lone goal courtesy Andre Ayew’s penalty in the 32nd minutes after skipper Asamoah Gyan was obstructed in the penalty box by Isinde.
‘‘There was clearly an element of naivety on our side and the experienced Asamoah Gyan took advantage of it to get a penalty for his side’’ Micho told the media after the game.
He went on to state that when playing on a big stage especially with a team like Ghana with lots of experienced players ,you must play well and be more composed .
‘‘These are players who play on the television for us to see each week, they are good at what they do’’ he emphasized.
Cranes coach ‘Micho’ attributes Uganda’s loss to stage fright