The Uganda national team, Uganda Cranes is in line for an appearance at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the first time since 1978 when they play host to minnows Comoros Islands in their final group game on Sunday 4 September.
Ahead of the match, the team warmed up with a friendly game against neighbors Kenya on Tuesday 30 August, which ended 0 – 0 and the coach, Milutin Micho Sredojevic is confident the team is in better shape to face Kenya.
Uganda’s final matches ahead of major tournaments in the past few years have ben jinxed but the coach hopes it will be different this time round and he believes he has a better view of the team after the friendly match.
“This international friendly was a good platform to see the players I have in camp. We might not be satisfied with the result but it’s better having such than just training five times or so. It was a bridge between when we last played competitively and the upcoming game against Comoros,
“It was also an avenue to see who can be of great value on Sunday and who cannot rather than experimenting on the material day. Come Sunday, we have to rectify defensive and attacking strategies; we have to avoid losing possession in dangerous situations and also ensure we create as many scoring chances as possible,
“We have better players to do the job. Uganda is the only country that has players who look for jobs outside their country and no one comes to spot them. I am happy to be working with such players because they show the urge to want do their job,” he said