Uganda Cranes tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has warned that although his team beat Tanzania 1-0 in the first leg of the 2014 CHAN qualifier, the war is not won yet.
Micho told local media before the team left Sapphire Court Hotel in Dar es Salaam on Sunday that they will respect the Tanzanians and must approach the game in Kampala on July 27th with a lot of discipline.
The coach said despite playing in the hot and humid weather in Tanzania, his boys played well to secure a crucial away win. He says the challenge is now for the Cranes to show character in the second leg.
Micho also pointed out youngster Brian Majwega, whom he said played a very important role and showed that he has a bright future ahead of him. About his best player of the match, Micho said he gives it to the whole team because they played as a unit right from the goalkeeper Hamza Muwonge.
Team skipper Hassan Wasswa Mawanda said it was a sweet win over the Tanzanians because the hosts had underrated them. Goal scorer Denis Iguma sounded buoyant ahead of the second leg, warning that the Cranes are capable of netting more goals.
The team that returned to Uganda last evening will start non-residential training on Wednesday. The coach said he is planning some friendly games this time against some teams in the region before the Namboole clash.
Should the Cranes go past Tanzania in the second leg, they will be through to the 2014 CHAN finals in Suth Africa.