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Bright Stars lack tactical skills and discipline

The Head Coach of the national team, The Bright Stars said lack of tactical discipline among the players made the team to drop points against Uganda Cranes on Friday last week.

Speaking to Juba Monitor coach Bilal Felix congratulated the fans for turning up in massive numbers, urging them to be patient with the team as it is hard to transport some good players who are in other parts of the country. “The conflict has affected our team selection as it is hard to transport the players who are based in other parts of the country.”

“We were supposed to win this game but because we lack tactical discipline and also some of our key players got injured when we played Burundi, it caused us the game. I thank the fans for cheering us, we will have to play well in Kampala,” said Bilal.

“Uganda is a great team but we will do our best by training very hard to get the best results in the upcoming game.”

Bilal said he was pleased with the performance of the players because they managed to keep a clean sheet, the only thing that gives the Bright Stars hope of qualifying for CHAN if they draw in Uganda.

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Sredojevic, also called Mitchu said South Sudan put up an excellent performance that surprised him. He said the Bright Stars has a great potential in the way they contained the Uganda Cranes.

“We had a couple of chances enough to win the game but we did not take it, South Sudanese team also played well because they contained us from the beginning up to the end. They are stronger than I thought,” Coach Mitchu said after the 1st leg on Friday last week.

However, some fans were not happy with the results of the game. Gabriel Samuel, a diehard fan of the Bright Stars said he was not happy with the performance of the players upfront, saying Bright Stars should have done better than just a draw.

“I’m happy with the defenders, especially goal keeper Dak and defender Yassir Biansy, they were excellent. I have a problem with the strikers, they have failed us. I don’t think we will beat Uganda Cranes in Kampala next week when we go for the second leg,” Gabriel Said.

“Our coach should have not played Captain James Joseph because he is too old for the squad. We need young boys with fresh blood like Luis Suarez of Merrik FC,” Gabriel added.

The second leg of the match will be played on Saturday, 22nd July, 2017 at the Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala, Uganda and will be officiated by Tanzania’s referee, Elly Ally Sasii

Bilal Felix, the Head Coach of South Sudan national team

 

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