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Many national football teams abroad and some of the best footballers, use a sport psychologist to improve their performance.

This helps them improve their mindset, confidence, concentration and leadership skills.

A football sport psychologist can help footballers of all levels become the best player they can be.

The first is when a player asks for help with something they are struggling with; for example, some footballers may be struggling with lack of confidence, family problems, stage fright or poor self-discipline on the pitch.

Other players work with a football psychologist to improve their overall performance.

Whilst they may not have a specific problem, they recognise that their mindset is such an important part of being a great footballer that it needs to be worked on and coached just as much as the other aspects of their game.

There is no doubt that Uganda has talented footballers but that lack of confidence, will always be the down-fall.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) ought to employ sports psychologists.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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