Geoffrey Sserunkuma of Uganda challenged by Tatenda Mukuruva of Zimbabwe
Friday Jul 14, 2017. 15:00
With the 2018 CAF African Championships qualifiers getting underway this weekend, Uganda national team coach Miluitin Sredojevic has named striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma as skipper.
The Cranes will face South Sudan in their opening leg of the qualifier this Friday, and the skipper said he is excited with the responsibility.
Media reports in the country indicate that the goal poacher will lead the team as they want to challenge for a spot in the 2018 CAF Championships to be hosted by neighbouring Kenya.
Coach Sredojevic has also announced that Nico Wadada and Bernard Muwanga will deputise for Sserunkuma ahead of the two-legged qualifier.
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“I welcome the role given to me by the coach, his technical team and FUFA. I thank God for this because I have been at the team where younger players came and wore the armband,” said Sserunkuma.
“It is my time now to lead the team but the coach knows why he selected’ said Sserunkuma
“I will show my excitement on the pitch by scoring more goals for my country.”
Speaking after selecting the former Bloemfontein Celtic striker, Sredojevic added that the Kampala Capital City Authority player is the right candidate.
“Sserunkuma is like old wine which gets better by age. He has had a superb season scoring more than thirty goals,” adds the coach.
“I have chosen him as the captain because young players can learn from him and can also act as the coach’s extended arm in the field of play.”