Cranes skipper Andrew Mwesigwa believes there are positives to take from the goal less draw with Malawi.
The Cranes drew goalless with The Flames on Tuesday July 15 at Namboole in an international friendly as the team prepares to face Mauritania in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers.
“We played according to the coach’s instructions and created chances,” Mwesigwa told Kawowo Sports after the game.
“True we didn’t convert them into goals but I think the coach has seen it and will have an opportunity to make things right before we face Mauritania,” he added.
The FC Ordabasy defender also remains hopeful goals will come against Mauritania despite the Cranes struggling to put the ball into the back of the net as observed in recent warm up games.
Mwesigwa also warned team mates against undermining the strength of Mauritania; a side that only reached the stage after a boardroom decision disqualified Equatorial Guinea.
“To me, it’s not all about Equatorial Guinea, Ghana or Mauritania but it’s all about football. I am not a fan of FIFA rankings as they rarely determine football on pitch,” the skipper said.
“The team maybe poorly ranked but strong on the pitch. We are going to encounter Mauritania in the same way we had to approach the game against Equatorial Guinea. We should put the rankings aside and look forward to the game plus if we get the tactics right and use home advantage well. I have no doubt we shall win that game comfortably,” he concluded.
Cranes must win the tie over two legs on aggregate to stay on course for the Morocco 2015.