Many times when a new coach is appointed, players are required to adjust their playing styles to suit new and different demands.
The approach is, however, deemed to work even better if the players respond positively to the coach’s demands.
As he clocks two weeks since his appointment as Cranes coach, French tactician Sebastien Desabre appears to already have players thinking in his direction.
The 41-year-old promised good attacking football at his unveiling a notion that appears music to his players’ ears thus far.
In his first match in charge, the Cranes drew 1-1 with Guinea in a Chan warm up game on Saturday but the players were left impressed by his approach.
“Man this guy gives freedom when you have the ball. After losing it then all of go behind the ball,” the usually reserved Allan Kyambadde noted afterwards.
The SC Villa playmaker played 80 minutes of the game having been one of the club’s standout performers in the first round domestic league.
His comments were backed by another player who prefers a short passing style Sadam Juma who also started the game before being replaced by Muzamir Mutyaba on the hour.
“He likes ball to move and you do want that as a player,” Juma added.
Sebastien’s approach will come as welcome relief for the multitudes of Cranes fans who have longed for more attacking football but which was often in short supply under previous coaches Micho Sredojevic and Moses Basena. In January last year, former Cranes captain David Obua described the team’s approach at the Nations Cup under Micho as street football as they returned to the continental tournament after 39 years.