Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic has warned that none of the players currently in his provisional squad are sure bets for the air ticket to Mahajanga City for the Madagascar game this weekend according to a camp insider.
The Cranes face Madagascar on Sunday in the first leg second round tie of the 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers and Micho is set to name his final 19-man travelling party from after Thursday’s evening training.
However, the Serb has stated that none of the 25 players currently at the Ntinda based Sky hotel camp are guaranteed places on the plane.
“None of you guys has a visa to Madagascar. Just know you’re all competent though must compete for places,” he’s quoted as saying to the team on Wednesday night.
“I cannot tell who will miss out at this moment. We have to train on Thursday go through all those days before making a decision. When all that is done, then I will be able to tell who will go to Madagascar.
The only player automatically making the trip is team captain, Andrew Mwesigwa who will join the team in Nairobi on Friday. Cranes fly out early to acclimatize to the conditions in Madagascar.
Cranes players trained on the artificial turf surface at Njeru Technical center on Wednesday afternoon.
“It is always good that the players have a feel of the same turf conditions that they will face on the exact match day”, Cranes head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sedrojevic told Kawowo an online sports site shortly after the team’s 150 minutes’ training session.
The session was held in the scorching 2 pm sunny conditions, the same time that the 18th May match at the Rabemananjara Stadium will be held.
The Rabemananjara stadium is an artificial turf similar at the Njeru technical center in Jinja, Uganda.
Team Captain, Andrew Mwesigwa will join the team in Nairobi. Cranes fly out early to acclimatize to the conditions in Madagascar.