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Uganda Cranes coach Micho reveals technical road map for Cameroon 2019

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic has outlined the national team’s technical road map that will lead to the much desired 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon popularly tagged as the ‘Cameroon 2019 project’.

Addressing the media during the press conference on Wednesday at FUFA House in Kampala, Micho appreciated the competitive nature of domestic two top leagues (Azam Uganda Premier league and the FUFA Big League) as a bench mark to sieving and offering competition to the rest of the players.

In a special way, he lauded KCCA who progressed to the final stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.

He hinted on the full programme that has been designed upon which the national teams (AFCON, World Cup and CHAN) shall be based.

With the Azam Uganda Premier League primed to conclude on 20th May 2017, Micho expects non-training for players to start almost immediately.

We are happy about the competitiveness of the Uganda Premier League and the big league and best players from both will be assessed to count on in the 2018 CHAN qualifiers.

We are looking on to 18 players whom we are monitoring their present shape and have already dispatched their invitations

‘We have sent invitations but questioning the amount of time played and level of fitness. We shall not build our team basing on sentiments of the past but on the ball truth of the present’ he added.

L-R: Ahmed Hussein (FUFA Communications Director) and Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic during the press conference

Non residential training shall start on the 20th to 26th May 2017 before the final team to play at the Uganda Cranes regional tours in Fort Portal will be selected.

After the national team tour on 27th May 2017, the team will regroup with residential training drills ahead of the Ethiopia and Senegal international friendly matches in early June days ahead of the Cape Verde match away.

‘We shall play Ethiopia in Addis Ababa and Senegal in Dakar as a preparatory mechanism for the Cape Verde match on artificial turf. We are taking the preparations seriously because we know what kind of opponents we shall take on’ he said in reference to Cape Verde.

Road Map:

5th – 20th May 2017 – Big League and Azam Uganda Premier League final matches

20th – 26th May 2017 – Non residential training (Venue to be confirmed)

27th May 2017 – Uganda Cranes regional tours (Fort Portal)

28th – 31st May 2017 – Residential Training

3rd June 2017 International friendly against Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

6th June 2017 – International friendly against Senegal (Dakar)

9th – 11th June 2017 – AFCON 2019 Qualifier against Cape Verde

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