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Western friendly was an eye opener - Micho
Publish Date: Jun 30, 2014
Western friendly was an eye opener - Micho
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By Swalley Kenyi

CRANES coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has said that the ‘Cranes na Mutima’ tour of Western Uganda was a wakeup call to the team ahead of their Africa Nations Cup Qualifier against Equatorial Guinea.

With a huge turn up from fans in the Western Uganda districts, Cranes captained by Brian Umony fought hard to live to their status at Kakyeka Stadium where substitute Farouk Miya slotted past goalkeeper Jamiru Damba to beat the regional select side 1-0 late in the match.

“I credit the Western Region football team for giving us a good challenge. They defended in numbers and had counter-attacks which showed us that the Cranes players still have heavy legs,” Micho said.

“We need to work on our fitness in time for our target against Equatorial Guinea,” he added.

The Western team’s central defense pairing of Junior Ayinamani and Keita Mbogo (captain) frustrated Cranes strikers Umony and Yunus Sentamu, who struggled to make an impact.

In the wings, Nicholas Wadada and Brian Majwega arguably faced the hardest tests before they were substituted in the second half as Zaid Bwekwaso and Lamek Ebong literally closed them out of the game.

The Cranes will also face North Eastern Uganda for their second Nile Special funded Cranes na Mutima tour of the country before their Africa Nations Cup qualifier against Equatorial Guinea at Namboole on July 19.

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