Uganda Cranes Head Coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sedrojevich is optimistic the newly launched Uganda Cranes qualification campaign to the African Nations cup tourney in 2015 will be a successful one.
‘It is a tough and challenging path. It is a completely different format but we shall put in our very best’ Micho told reporters at the Federation head offices in Mengo on Thursday.
The AFCON 2015 Uganda Cranes campaign is dubbed ‘The Road to Morocco 2015’.
Micho will name the squad on 28th April 2014, just a day after CAF has announced the draws from which Uganda’s opponent will be known.
‘I have a rough squad of at least 35 players who will be known on 28th April 2014’ added Micho.
CAF has already released the match dates for the second round qualifiers two matches May 16th – 18th May (first leg) and May 30th – June 1st (for the return leg).
Incase Cranes qualify to the next round, they will be drawn for the 3rd preliminary round where 14 teams divided into two (7 Vs 7) play each other on a home and away knock out basis which games will be played between July 18th – 20th (First leg) and August 1st – 3rd (second leg).
The seven winners of the ties will then join the 21 teams seeded in the seven groups with group matches set to be played on Fridays/Saturdays and Wednesdays.
The first and second from the seven groups will automatically qualify for the finals in Morocco joined by the third best in all groups and hosts Morocco to make the 16 teams.
Micho called upon the fans to support the campaign.
‘I thank the federation, the sponsors, the players, the entire working team and our fans. I call upon the fans to rally behind the team like it has been before’ Micho concluded.