We Need To Mature - Mwesigwa

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Uganda Cranes skipper Andy Mwesigwa says players need to mature if the team is to qualify for big competitions in the future.

Uganda Cranes skipper Andy Mwesigwa has said players need to mature if the team is to qualify for big competitions in the future.
 
Mwesigwa says the Cranes always get so close but fail to make it because of lack of maturity. The Cranes lost 1-0 to Senegal on Saturday night in a 2014 World Cup qualifier at the Stade de Marrakech Stadium in Morocco.
 
And Mwesigwa thinks the Ugandans once again lack of maturity when they squandered three clear chances in the game.
 
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The 2002 World Cup quarter finalists dominated play for larger spells of the match, but failed to find the goal early in the game, until the 84th minute.
 
Coach Alian Ciresse’s boys were excellent in the midfield and gave the Cranes players no chance to break into their defence. Although the Cranes were reduced to 10-men in the 36th minute when defender Geoffrey Walusimbi was sent off for a foul on Gassama Lamine, Cranes kept attacking in numbers.
 
After so many missed chances by former Manchester United striker Mame Biram Diouf, Senegal changed their approach deep in the second half, trying to shoot from outside the box instead of getting into the box.
 
Sadio Mane, who features for Austria’s Red Bull Salzburg showed cool nerves as he finished off a good cross with six minutes to the final whistle to give Senegal the much deserved victory.
 
The two coaches made several changes late in the game, but Ciresse’s master card seemed much effective as Badji Stephane and Sane Salif looked lively and pushed further in attack.
 
Defender Kouyate Cheikou, who also needed a late fitness test to start for Senegal, said that they deserved to win because they were a better team.

State Minister for Sports Charles Bakkabulindi said he was impressed despite the defeat.