Uganda can escape 'group of death' - Micho

Uganda can escape 'group of death' - Micho
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Apr 16, 2019. 15:00

Former Uganda head coach Milutin Sredojević is confident of the Cranes' chances of progressing from a tough group at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The East African's were drawn in Group A alongside host nation Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe.

“Uganda’s chances to progress from the group of death are absolutely realistic,” 'Micho' told the Daily Monitor.

“Having in mind that any team can beat the other in the group, you are telling yourself that you can get one win, and a draw and even one win can take you to the last 16.

He continued: "Going from this group, of course it’s mathematics. In the first match against DRC, you have no right to lose. Because usually, when a team loses the first match, it becomes very hard because Uganda plays last group match against the hosts with a very large crowd.

“The pressure and whatever happens, Egypt will want to finish on a high. So Uganda need to prevent that pressure in last match by playing very well against DRC and second match against Zimbabwe."

The 49-year-old is the current head coach of Absa Premiership side Orlando Pirates. The Buccaneers sit six points clear of Mamelodi Sundowns atop the league standings, the Brazilians though have played three games less than their fellow title challengers.

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