Africa Nations Championship
Uganda v Burkina Faso (Jan 12)
Uganda Cranes team manager Crispus Muyinda has warned his side to take Morocco more seriously when they clash for the 2014 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in South Africa. Both teams were drawn in the same first round group.
Uganda is in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Morocco and Zimbabwe. They will play their first match of the championships against the Burkinabe at Athlone Stadium on January 12 and face Morocco in their last group match.
Speaking to BBC Sport on Sunday night, “This is not an easy group as some would want us believe,” Muyinda said.
“It was not easy for us against Morocco after watching Morocco’s Raja Casablanca take on German giants Bayern Munich in the FIFA Club World Cup final, ” he added.
Morocco are expected to assemble Raja Casablanca’s first team stars such as goalkeeper Khalid Askri, Zakaria El Hachimi, Adil Karrouchy, Issam Erraki, Abdelilah Hafi di, Mohsine Moutaouali and Mouhssine Iajour.
“But our (Uganda) players have adopted well to training and am expecting them to do well and advance to the next group,” Muyinda said.