Uganda Cranes Plot To Tame Ghana’s Black Stars

Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is confident that the National team has ‘what it takes’ to tame its first Group E opponents Ghana.

Micho does not expect cheaper opposition.
Micho does not expect cheaper opposition.

Micho made the remark after Uganda Cranes qualification for the Group stage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.

The Black Stars, fresh from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will play host to the Cranes on September 6 in the first Group E clash. Other Group E members Guinea and Togo will faceoff during the same weekend.

In a written communication, Micho who is away on official duty said with good preparations and planning, there is nothing to stop the Cranes from taming Ghana.

Micho added that all Group E opponents, Ghana, Togo and Guinea are established teams with great quality and huge numbers of top class professionals garnished with enormous financial support from their respective governments.

He called upon the government of Uganda to support this mission by facilitating good preparations so that the team can qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. The Uganda Cranes last appearance in the Tournament was in 1978.

Although Ghana stopped Cranes in their last two meetings in 2009 and 2005, the Cranes managed a 1-all draw during an Afcon qualifier in Kumasi in 2003. Assab Pitcen Bajope netted the goal for the Cranes, while Charles Amoah scored for the Black Stars.

The Serbian who also masterminded the Cranes 1-0 away win over Tanzania last November in the 2014 Africa Nations Championship qualifier said that he has embarked on studying many aspects about the Ghana team.

After the away game to Ghana, the Cranes will have two back-to-back home games against Guinea on September 10 and Togo on October 11th.

Meanwhile, the Cranes team that beat Mauritania 1-0 on Sunday to qualify on a 3-0 goal aggregate was expected to return this afternoon aboard a Kenya Airways flight.

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