Uganda Cranes head Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic has showed his readiness on the technical side to face Burkina Faso in the 2017 AFCON qualification campaign.
‘The CHAN finals in Rwanda contributed to our preparations for the game against Burkina Faso. A third of the 23 players who featured for Uganda Cranes in the three group stage matches are now ready to feature for the senior team’ said Micho during the FUFA weekly Press conference at FUFA House in Mengo on Wednesday morning.
‘Life is not a bed of roses. Perfection does not exist everywhere. We predicted everything except that approach in the final third during the CHAN Finals in Rwanda’ said Micho in reference to his team’s three games in the group stages.
Micho added that no stone will be left unturned so as to get the best results against Burkina Faso on March 26th in Ouagadougou and on 29th in Kampala.
According to the coach, a pool of 50 players is in contention for that double header.
Micho asked for support from all stake holder especially the federation and coaches of the national team players to play their roles so as to get the best results from the upcoming games.
He added ‘An international friendly is being lined up to prepare the players in terms of their sharpness, competitiveness and match fitness.
‘We will not field names. Only eligible players ready to respond to the cries of many Ugandans for the last 39 years will feature against Burkina Faso encounters’ vowed Micho
On injured Brian Umony, Micho’s tone went so low. ‘It is unfortunate for Brian and Ugandan football that he suffered a fracture. He has a lion’s heart. We wish him a quick recovery as he is set for an operation tomorrow’
On Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa, Micho noted that ‘I have no right to talk about players who will replace those injured. Massa will be fine for the matches in March’
The Serbian also added that the AFCON 2017 qualifiers will put his players in the right momentum for the start of the group stage matches of the 2018 FUFA world Cup Russia Qualifiers when the draws are finally conducted in June.