As Africa eagerly awaits the preliminary round draw for the 30th Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015, Uganda coach Milutin Sredojovic “Micho” has set his sights on ending the country’s long absence from the continental soccer show-piece declaring that “The Cranes” will be ready for any team they will be pitted against.
Micho says time has come for Uganda to progress to the finals of the Africa Cup, over 30 years since their last appearance.
The Cranes’ last Afcon showing was in 1978 and although Micho is confident that the Cranes were capable of ending the long wait, the road ahead would be tough.
“We have completed the World Cup qualification campaign, played in the development competition of Cecafa and CHAN and now we feel these tournaments have provided the necessary platform for our players to test ourselves at another very high level,” the Serbian born coach told cafonline.com.
“We are now monitoring a group of players we have identified. These players are mentally and tactically strong. We want to have the cream of the league and the best Uganda has to represent us and that will be reflected in the squad we shall name,” Micho said adding: “This time qualifying is much tougher and harder. But we shall be ready for anyone thrown our way.”
The preliminary round draw of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations takes place at CAF Headquarters in Cairo on Sunday 27th April. The preliminary round games take place in July and August with the qualifying group matches running from September through November.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) News
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