2016 Africa Olympic Qualifier
Saturday second round, first leg
Rwanda v Uganda
Live on 102.1 FUFA fm at 4.30pm (Uganda time)
For Coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojeovic, today’s second round Olympic qualifier between Rwanda and Uganda is a personal test against a country he coached in football.
Micho has come as the tactician behind the junior and senior football teams in both countries and the Serbian has insisted his current allegiance to Uganda is not only because he wants to protect his job but out of genuine love for football.
He had to battle to pick his last 18 out of the 25 players in camp. Indeed every one of the players is enjoying top of their game status and for Micho it cannot come as good as it is now.
The team arrived in Kigali safely, booked in Sports View Hotel and had a feel of the match venue on Friday at Amahoro stadium.
‘Rwanda is also going to field the future of their football but I believe this (squad) is the future of Ugandan football. We just need to prove to Rwanda that we are really better than them’ said Micho
Kobs goalkeeper Salim Jamal, team captain Farouk Miya, Keziron Kizito and Tom Masiko have attracted so much attention from the local media in Kigali.
Meanwhile Uganda Kobs will fly back tonight after another change was made on the team’s flight schedule. The initial communication today had indicated that the team would return tomorrow. Kobs will land at Entebbe International Airport at 10.30pm.
In a related development FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo arrived at Sports View Hotel in Kigali where the Uganda Under 23 team, The Kobs is accommodated ahead of the Saturday match against Rwanda U-23 at Amahoro Stadium.
102.1 FUFA fm will broadcast the match live from Kigali
The Uganda Kobs squad
1.Jamal Salim Omar Magola, 2.James Alitho
3.Joseph Nsubuga, 4.Deus Bukenya, 5.Brian Ochwo, 6.Ibrahim Kiyemba, 7.Bakaki Shafiq
8. Keziron Kizito, 9.Derrick Tekkwo, 10. Tadeo Lwanga 11.Muzamiru Mutyaba, 12.Farouk Miya
13.Tom Masiko, 14.Martin Kiiza
15.Umar Kasumba, 16.Erisa Sekisambu, 17.John Semazi, 18.Fahad Muhhamad
Rasul Ariga, Micho Sredejovic, Frank Anyau, Sadiq Wassa, Angelo Lonyesi, Joseph Kasaana, Yahaya Katumba and Kenyi Swalley(Media officer)
MAIN PHOTO: Micho talking to the media after Kobs’ training on Friday at the Amahoro Stadium.