EXCLUSIVE | Uganda coach Micho: Ghana and Egypt are favourites
Uganda Cranes boss Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic sheds light on the World Cup qualifying draw which seeded his side alongside Egypt in the same group.
Uganda will have to share the same pot with Congo, Egypt and Ghana as they look to seal top spot in order to qualify to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Speaking to KingFut, Micho expressed his views on his team’s pot.
“We are drawn in tough, competitive group that has a team [Egypt] with an unbelievable set up of top class individuals that need to prove themselves as a team, to repeat 1990 qualification,” Micho told KingFut.
“Together with Ghana that has the experience of playing in the last three World Cups in 2006, 2010 and 2014 making them and Egypt absolute favourites.
Micho then took the time to talk about the Cranes’ tasks in the coming period leading to the Africa Cup of Nations followed by the World Cup.
“We in Uganda are in a building process and when u build there’s no time to talk big and think of World Cup qualifiers,” Micho asserted.
“We are thinking at present only about September 3rd, our African Cup of Nations [AFCON] qualifier against Comoros as we have the chance if we win to qualify for Gabon 2017 after 39 years since 1978.
The Serbian concluded: “After qualifying for the African Cup of Nations in Gabon 2017, we shall start to think about World Cup qualifiers for Russia 2018 and matches with Ghana and Egypt as our best practical preparation is Gabon 2017, without any pressure but with the intention to develop, improve and learn having inside of us the confidence, moral and spirit that will give us sportsmen hope that we can get good performances and results.”
More on the the World Cup qualifying group here
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