Uganda Cranes and Cote D’Ivoire played to a goal-less draw during the final group B match played at Marrakech stadium on Monday night.
The starting team named by head coach Sebastien Desabre had two key changes from the previous line up.
Aggrey Madoi and Musitafa Mujjuzi were the new players introduced.
Uganda Cranes created a couple of chances which fell to Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Milton Karisa, Allan Kyambadde and second half substitute Muzamiru Mutyaba.
There were only two substitutions made in the game. Mutyaba replaced Kyambadde with 30 minutes left and Nelson Senkatuka came on for Derrick Nsibambi, the scorer of the only goal Uganda left with in the tournament.
The Uganda Cranes head coach told a post match press conference that he is pretty sure the team will improve a great deal given the exposure at CHAN 2018. He also hinted on how he will continue to monitor all the players including the others playing outside Uganda and test them out in the March international friendly designated days.
We came into this game with positivity to finish above Ivory Coast. We created chances but never utilized them.
My boys are learning the style of play we need to display.Such competitions are good for the players. CAF organised a good tournament. We shall not be the same after this tournament. FIFA dates in March will help me to continue evaluating the players including the foreign based.
Cranes failed to make it out of the group stage of the biennial tournament featuring only home-based players for a fourth successive edition. But they will return armed with plenty of lessons plus a consolation cash prize of $200,000 (sh724m).