Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry expressed his delight with the players as the team intensified training on day two ahead of the CECAFA senior Challenge cup.
The coach revealed that he “enjoyed today’s training” as the players showed “much willingness to learn”.
“Everyday we take another step, today we expanded on some of the things we practiced on Wednesday,” noted Mckinstry. “We restricted on what we learned on Wednesday so today we had to open it up and involve game play because not everyone learns on the same speed.”
“I am impressed because the players are getting the idea on how we will be playing and its great to have the boys together trying out to do new things. The time from now to the tourney’s kickoff may not be enough for us but we will have improved a thing or two.
“We will have friendlies, class rooms among others as we try to focus on players learning. There is good competition here for the players and they have started to gel well. This is not about being perfect but being able to learn. This is my most interesting part of the job where I try to monitor and help these boys improve.”
Said Keni trained with his club SC Villa despite showing up on Wednesday while Karim Watambala joined the non residential camp.
Kirizestom Ntambi, KCCA and Proline players are yet to report to camp.
Hosts Uganda is in group A alongside Burundi, Ethiopia and Eritrea for the tourney that starts on December 7-19.