Micho: Fifa Rankings Shouldnt Blind Us

Despite Uganda improving tremendously in the latest Fifa rankings, diagnosis Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ believes the rise can only give psychological boost to the team in camp but does not reflect to on-pitch activities even as the team faces a lowly ranked Togo next week. Togo is ranked 88th globally, twenty places below Uganda.

“It (the rankings) could give moral boost but it does not mean a lot because we have been in similar position last year, ” The coach told ChimpSports immediately after the rankings were released.

However the experienced Serbia-born coach reiterates the need for players and stakeholders to work hard and focus if the country is to achieve the set objectives.

“We need to respect opponents ,have self respect to ourselves but mostly to respect the unpredictable nature of football, stay calm,alert and mobile to get results. It is no big words, rather hard work ethics that will take us where we want to be.”

“We want to qualify and take Uganda in top 50 of  Fifa rankings but that will not be achieved with promises but rather  working hard on criteria and standards that would make us succeed on the field and off the field,” Micho summarized.

Uganda Cranes team is currently preparing for the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier against Togo next week.


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