‘Uganda will have to go back to the drawing board’ – Micho

After yesterday’s defeat in Morocco, Uganda Cranes must wait for at least 39 years before they make a return to Africa’s most prestigious soccer competition. Photo/John Batanudde
After yesterday’s defeat in Morocco, Uganda Cranes must wait for at least 39 years before they make a return to Africa’s most prestigious soccer competition. Photo/John Batanudde

Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, the Uganda Cranes head coach has regretted last night’s loss to Guinea. Uganda Cranes, which needed a draw to qualify for the 2015 African Cup of Nation-AFCON lost to Guinea 2-0 on Wednesday evening.

In an exclusive interview in Casablanca, Micho said he feels for all football loving Ugandans. He thanked all stake holders including the government and the fans for the massive support.

Micho said he thought his team did not play so well in the 2-0 loss to Guinea. The coach reasoned that the players failed to stick to the game plan and showed lots of irresponsibility in the way they conceded the first goal. He also faulted the attitude of the Senegalese referee as well.

Germany based Ibrahima Traore and Sounah Seydouba scored for Guinea to sink the 10-man Cranes team that had skipper Andrew Mwesigwa sent off. Although the coach did not want to explain his next move, he said Uganda still has chance to perform at the highest football levels on the African continent.

He said Uganda will have to go back to the drawing board and find a formula to break the Afcon qualification jinx.
Geoffrey Massa who completed the qualifiers as one of the leading scorers with four goals said they will not cry over their failure to qualify, but will remain positive and learn from all the experiences.

The Cranes finished third in Group E with seven points, while Guinea and Ghana completed with nine and 11 points respectively.

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