Uganda Cranes carry the hopes of a whole East African region as far as qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is concerned following the elimination of all the other nations from the region in the preliminary rounds of the qualifiers.
Ahead of the final phase of qualifiers, Uganda were on Friday 24 June drawn in Group E which also has Egypt, Ghana and Congo, leaving the Cranes as the underdogs in the group but the Uganda national team head coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic says they will be out to post some shocks.
Uganda has registered massive growth in the recent past and much as the coach admits they are in a tough group he assured that they stand a chance just as the other teams.
“Our group is very tough and we are counted as underdogs but nobody has right to take away from us human sports hope with mad desire to surprise,” he told Kawowo Sports in reaction to the draw conducted in Cairo.
The coach however has his priorities; he is scheduled to lead the team against Comoros in the last of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers and with Uganda having a great chance of qualifying this time, he wants all the focus there before thinking of their draw for the World Cup qualifiers.
The winners of each group will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup that is slated for Russia.