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Cranes coach vows to find solution after Chan elimination

The Cranes were eliminated from the Chan tournament after two straight loses 
Newly appointed Uganda Cranes head coach Sébastien Desabre has said there must be a perennial problem as to why the team has failed to qualify for the knock-out stage of the Africa Nations Championship (Chan) in four different editions. 

The French born coach said after a 10-man Cranes team (Timothy Dennis Awanyi sent off) lost 1-0 to Namibia last night in a Group B match in Marrakech, Morocco that he is going to make changes on the team.
After falling 3-1 to Zambia in the opening match and falling to lowly ranked Namibia last night, Desbare's team is out of the tournament before they face Cote dÍvoire in the last group game. Zambia who also beat Cote dÍvoire 2-0 on Thursday together with Namibia have already qualified for the knock out stage.

"I have evaluated my players. I want to win every match as a coach. We have not qualified from group stages for 4 editions now. There must be a problem. My job is to find a solution," said the coach after the match.

Desbare made it clear that he will monitor the league championship to find players for the national team.
 
"I have a lot of work to do with the team. My work has started. You will notice changes. Football needs goals. We had chances but never used them again," he added.

Desabre who has handled top sides in Cote dívoire, Morocco, Cameroon and Egypt has still failed to guide The Cranes to a win from four matches played so far.
 
His team settled for a 1-1 draw against Guinea and lost 1-0 to Congo Brazzaville in build-up matches played in Rabat. In the Chan tournament the team has also lost two games.

Already hosts Morocco, Sudan, Zambia and Namibia have qualified for the quarter finals. However the Confederation of African Football (CAF) could rule against Sudan since a complain was lodged that they used a player who was not eligible in their opening 2-1 win against Guinea.

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