Uganda Vs Zambia: Bobby Says ‘It’s A Mission Possible’
Cranes Manager Bobby Williamson is optimistic that Uganda can advance to the finals if there is team work.
“Zambia is a proven team at this level with a coach who is a champion too. I personally have respect for their FA President, the coach and their players,” said Bobby.
Uganda Cranes has been drawn to face 2012 African Champions Zambia in the final round of the 2013 AFCON qualifiers in an official draw held on Thursday night at Emperors in Johannesburg.
“What they achieved in winning last year’s continental trophy was magnificent and everyone should recognize and respect them for being a footballing Nation,” he started.
“For the Cranes however, this is a challenge we will relish. To qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations has always not been easy for us and it’s a long time coming.
In my opinion this is a great opportunity. In no way am I being disrespectful to Zambia,” he added.
“But for us to qualify this year, we need to beat the best team on this continent. Uganda is capable of ending the long wait and this will require a collective effort so that we pull in one direction,” affirmed Bobby.
He said FUFA, the government, the press and the entire population of Uganda should stand united towards this goal.
“Those with differences should put them aside for the sake of our team’s performance. It’s important that we are playing our first leg away in Lusaka. I believe this is to our advantage no matter what happens from the first leg.”
Bobby added: “What we need to keep in perspective is that this ‘race’ won’t be won or lost in Lusaka but instead in Kampala. It can be us this time, believe me!”
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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