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Uganda Cranes coach: Micho’s 2015 Technical and Competitive review, 2016 plans

Uganda Cranes Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic was in a jolly mood during the weekly FUFA Press Conference on Wednesday morning at FUFA House as he delivered his review on the Technical and competitive year 2015 and plans for 2016.

A rare moment did happen at the end of his address when he distributed delicious chocolates to the people who were inside the fully packed FUFA Press Conference room in Mengo.

Uganda Cranes coach Micho (R) during the FUFA Weekly press conference. FUFA VP Justus Mugisha (L) and Spokesperson Ahmed Hussein (M).

‘This is a sign of unity. I love Uganda. I love my job. This has been a tough year but results went our way. Let us celebrate with these beautiful and sweet chocolates’ said Micho who was in a jovial mood.
While addressing the media the Serbian-a self-confessed fan of his country mate tennis star Novak Djokovic, said that he is a fighter on all fronts.
‘When you see Dojkovic, you are seeing the real me’ said Micho.


Thank you to all Stakeholders

Micho thanked all those who contributed to the Uganda National team’s 23 games played this year.

Uganda played 23 matches winning 14, drawing 5 and losing four to Malawi (Friendly), Kenya in CECAFA and twice at the hands of Egypt in the Africa U-23 championships. In the 14 wins, Uganda recorded six on the road.


‘You have full rights to claim all the credit for the support you have rendered to the National teams, thank you very much ‘appreciated Micho

I would also like to thank the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and his entire Executive for the support rendered to me and my technical team.

‘The FUFA President believes in our projects and that is why he has been supporting all our ideas. He listens and guides’ added Micho.

Unsung Heroes

Micho heaped praise on the local coaches who handle the players day in day out before they are summoned to the various national teams.

‘I am with the players for a short period. Most of the work is done by the local coaches who play a key role in supporting the National teams’


Can’t fight the three biggest powers of football in Uganda

In his speech, Micho said that saboteurs would find it difficult to fight what he termed as the biggest powers of Ugandan football. The powers he referred to are;
• Players Patriotism which gives them motivation and chance to change their ways of living
• The huge population of Uganda which supports and spiritually owns football
• The fanaticism of a few enthusiastic Ugandans who are always looking at the positive side of football.
In the year 2015 Uganda Cranes managed to qualify for the 2016 CHAN finals in Rwanda, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group stages and won their 14th CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.

The 2016 Strategy

Micho said that players are the biggest powers combined with support from FUFA and all stake holders.
TheSquad will be announced on 30th December 2015 and training will kick off on 4th January 2016 at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru .
The team is expected to have two build up matches against teams yet to be revealed before traveling to Rwanda.
The coach added that the team’s aim is to get to the quarter finals stage of CHAN 2016.

2017 AFCON qualifiers

The Uganda National team is leading group D with six points from two outings but the coach said that they will not be carried away because the team still has a tougher hurdle to skip before qualifying for 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon.

‘We are not under any pressure because we are leading the group with 6 points 3 ahead of our next opponents Burkina Faso whom we play in March. Pressure is on them because they think they are bigger than Uganda ‘lamented Micho.

Micho added that the team will go for a formula that combines both sleepless nights and hard work formula to overcome Burkina Faso on March 26th in Ouagadougou and three days later at Mandela National stadium, Nambole.

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifiers

Uganda qualified for the group stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and waits for the group draws in June 2016.
Micho said that Uganda is ready for any team drawn against it.
‘Some of our colleagues in the region will be watching Uganda Cranes on TV when the qualifiers resume next year’ boasted Micho.

The coach concluded by asking Ugandans not to give up on their support as shown in what he described as the golden 2015 to make 2016 a diamond year for Ugandan football.


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