Tuesday Apr 26, 2016. 15:41
Uganda head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has revealed their plans for their upcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier with Botswana.
The Serbian tactician disclosed that Uganda's Cranes would go into a residential camp for two weeks on 20th May in Zimbabwe.
The Cranes will face the Warriors of Zimbabwe in a friendly game on 31st May in Harare, before facing Botswana's Zebras in Francistown on 4th June.
The East African nation will then take on Comoros' Les Coelecantes in their final Group D encounter in Kampala in early September, 2016.
“We have no right to be complacent. Whoever is thinking along those lines should not be part of us. We practically control emotions of millions of Ugandans. We must get the best results,” Sredojevic said.
Sredojevic is hoping to guide Uganda to their first AFCON finals since 1978. Gabon will host the next AFCON finals in early 2017.
“There is strong belief that the same spirit shown by the players in the four games in this campaign so far will be maintained when we play our final two fixtures against Botswana and Comoros," he added.
"We expect the same players to come back to the national team ready to fight for Uganda Cranes.
The well-travelled coach hinted that they could face one of the best African nations in another friendly match before facing the Zebras of Botswana.
“In the pipeline, we are looking at playing a top 5 ranked country in Africa but we shall give you the full details at the right time. The destiny is in our own hands. No calculations. We are preparing hard to get the best results for our fans,” Sredojevic concluded.
Burkina Faso are placed at the top of Group standings with seven points, but they are only ahead of second-placed Uganda on head-to-head. Third-placed Botswana and fourth-placed Comoros have six and three points respectively.