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Micho Wary Of AFCON Qualifiers Group Opponents

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has underlined that the country’s 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group will be extremely tough.

In the draw held in South Africa, Uganda was pitted in Group F alongside Algeria, Niger, and regional compatriots Tanzania.

And, despite assurances that Uganda will do everything to ensure qualification, Micho conceded the toughness of the Group.

“I believe that we have got an unplayable Group, very competitive and to me, it’s one of the strongest,” the Serbian stated in his reaction to the draw.

“Both Niger and Tanzania have representatives at the club level on the continent while Algeria is 2019 AFCON champions and played the Arab Cup final (2021) too,” he added.

“Many can easily call Algeria the favorites but in modern football, the gap has reduced, there are no favorites in African football.”

The gaffer went on to discuss how good organization will be key if Uganda is to make the Ivory Coast edition in 2023.

“When I look at everything, I have strong hope that we shall succeed. Before thinking about the field of play, we need to get the field where we shall play.”

“And, in talking that, I’m dreaming about returning to our spiritual home in Namboole Stadium in June.”

However, it should be noted that Namboole is undergoing concrete renovations and it’s extremely unlikely that it will be ready for the games, implying that the Cranes will play at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

The top two teams will qualify for the finals in Ivory Coast.

Qualification is slated to kick off in June 2022 but the fixtures and the actual dates are yet to be drawn.

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