Micho: My Players Are Very Green


see geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>By the time the official 90 minutes elapsed, Ugandan had been held by Amavubi stars of Rwanda to a goalless draw.

“We had only three players including Okwi, Kayizzi and Walusimbi with experience but the rest were fresh talents which resulted into the performance that you saw today,” explained Micho.

Micho (Extreme L) looks on

The Serbian also pointed out that his team lacked the services of Hassan Wasswa and Denis Guma which, as he stressed, made them lose possession of the ball for most of the time.

He, however, applauded his boys for playing well and being able to hold the Rwandese for so long.

Micho thus noted that the game has helped him identify areas that need polishing up before CECAFA begins.

“The game was fair for us as the boys played what they could. It’s a good starting point for us because we have been able to identify the positives as well as the negatives that we should work upon before the CECAFA,” added Micho.

Captain Okwi (R) dribbles past a Rwandan opponent

In an exclusive interview with ChimpSport, Cranes striker and captain of the day, Emmanuel Okwi, applauded his teammates for the team spirit but noted that he was disappointed with the result explaining that he wanted a win from the game.

He also expressed concern over failure by the team to score but promised that this will be rectified before the forthcoming CECAFA tournament in Kenya.

The struggle was this intense

This year’s CECAFA tournament is set for November 27th to December 12th in Kenya with all the group games to be played in Nairobi.

Uganda Cranes are the defending champions having beaten Kenya in finals played at Namboole last year.


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