“It will be tough because we are playing away first and this means we need to go all out and get a good results there,” Sredojevic told reporters after the draws were conducted by CAF this afternoon in Cairo, Egypt.
The Cranes, who last featured in the 1978 AFCON in Ghana, will have to struggle to go past Madagascar before facing the winner between Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea in the final round of the preliminary round.
“We need to start preparations very early so that we go to Madagascar and battle to get a good result before we come back to Namboole Stadium and wrap-it up,” said Sredojevic who added that he respects the opponents.
The Serb, who last week said it is time for Uganda Cranes to go all out and qualify for the AFCON competition after many years of waiting, said he knows the Madagascar team is very experienced, with some players featuring in the French League.
If the Uganda, who have won a record 13 CECAFA titles in the region, go past the preliminary stage, they will join the Group of death E that has Ghana, Togo and Guinea.