Micho: CECAFA Was A Success


price sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In a press briefing held at FUFA house in Kampala, healing Micho stressed that he had set three objectives to be achieved during the tournament which he said had been fully got.

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“We wanted to test the ability of the two untested players including Dan Sserunkuuma and Khalid Aucho in preparation for the forthcoming AFCON qualifiers and to get a backbone for the January CHAN tournament,” stressed Micho.

The Serbian tactician obsreved that he also wanted to defend the trophy that Uganda won last year at Namboole.

“Sserunkuuma was able to prove himself with two goals while Aucho added value to our midfield as a box to box player,” noted Micho who believes that his team benefitted much from the four matches they played in Kenya.

The former Rwanda national team coach, however, explained that his boys were not able to defend the title partly due to lack of experience.

“Some teams had full AFCON squads including Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya and Sudan who used the competition to give option for their first team players which was not the case with us,” he explained.

Micho further expressed disappointment with the tournament organisers who he said disorganised his team.

“Before we played our game with Tanzania, we had to wait for 3 hours before going to the airport. We also spent a long time from 12- 8pm before getting the flight to Nairobi which was not the case with our opponents who came in a day before the game. This disturbed our players’ concentration.”

He, therefore, noted that the team was able to get enough preparation for both the January CHAN tournament and the September AFCON qualifiers.

“I can now say Uganda is more than ready for the forthcoming AFCON qualifiers,” stressed the Serbian tactician.

Uganda Cranes were eliminated from this year’s CECAFA tournament after losing to Tanzania 3-2 in penalties after levelling at two goals during the normal play time in Nairobi.


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