Uganda Hippos was defeated by Cameroon in the second group A game on Wednesday evening.
According to Byekwaso, the team played well although they were unable to pick maximum points on the day.
“We might have lost today but I am satisfied with my team. I think we played very well against a tough and physical team,” Byekwaso said after the game.
“I played against Cameroon in the 1999 All Africa Games and I know what kind of a team they are.”
“We tried to prepare well with that in mind,” Byekwaso added.
Byekwaso on his game plan
Byekwaso said that he tried to bring on light and quick players so that they penetrate Cameroon’s defence although they failed.
“In the second half we tried to bring in some light flexible players to try and put them under pressure which we did.”
“But unfortunately the chances we had we could not utilise.”
“That’s the difference in football. I salute Cameroon for winning,” he further added.
Sunday Jang Junior scored a delightful header as Cameroon edged Uganda 1-0 at the Olympic Stadium in Nouakchott.
Ousmanou Christophe salutes Uganda
Cameroon’s head coach Ousmanou Christophe saluted Uganda’s performance by claiming that the boys were good enough.
“We are satisfied to have won today because it wasn’t easy,” he said before adding.
“It was a very tough match because Uganda were also a good team and not very far from what we faced against Mauritania.”
“I think we were lucky to win today but I must say I am happy.”
“We are now through to the quarter finals but the journey is not over yet.”
“We will continue to fight to the last match,” he oted.
Byekwaso’s side will need to win against Mauritania in order to make it to the quarters.