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CHAN 2022: Team is focused but not desperate – Cranes skipper Karisa

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda Cranes captain at the African Nations Championships (CHAN) Milton Karisa has expressed optimism stressing the team will perform better in Algeria than in the previous editions.

The Cranes will be playing at their sixth CHAN tournament, but in each of 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020, they failed to make it to the knockout stages.

“There’s always a weight of pressure but we’re not that desperate. It doesn’t go your way when you get desperate,” said Karisa to the media.

“We played in the previous tournaments and didn’t manage to qualify but this is another opportunity for us,” the winger noted.

“I believe this time round we’re going to make it. Just like every team that qualifies here is good, we are also a good team.”

Uganda will be involved in four friendly matches in Tunisia against Cameroon, Mali, Sudan and Swiss club Lausanne FC, before making there way to Algeria.

In Group B, head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich’s side is in the company of, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Democratic Republic of Congo, with a tie against the latter the first game on January 14th.


    Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Gaddafi FC), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC)
    Ashiraf Mandela (Vipers SC), James Begisa (URA FC), Derrick Ndahiro (URA FC), Isa Mubiru (Vipers SC), Hillary Mukundane (Vipers SC), Kenneth Ssemakula(SC Villa), Geoffrey Wasswa (KCCA FC), Gift Fred (SC Villa)
    Siraje Ssentamu (Vipers SC), Marvin Joseph Youngman (Vipers SC), Abdu Karim Watambala(Vipers SC), Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC)
    Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC), Rogers Kassim Mato (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Vipers SC), Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants), Frank Ssebufu (Wakiso Giants FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Nelson Ssenkatuka(Soltilo Bright Stars)

Photo Credit FUFA Media

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