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Cranes out, Micho positive

By Norman Katende

Added 28th January 2016 02:45 PM

Micho’s initial target was to go past the group stages but he didn’t achieve it.

Cranes out, Micho positive

Micho’s initial target was to go past the group stages but he didn’t achieve it.

 

Uganda Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic has asked the local clubs to up their game and appear regularly in CAF competitions to gain exposure so that the national team can do better at continental level.

Uganda bowed out of the ongoing CHAN tournament in Rwanda at the group stages after managing just two draws and finishing second from the bottom.

"I am not saying that our players are bad because we have very talented players and that is why we are the biggest exporters of talent in East Africa.

"The remaining do not have that required exposure in the inter-club tournament and it is too tough to say that you will play against some of the experienced stars at such a tournament and get the results as we wanted.

But regardless of all that we played so well and we are proud of the team," said Micho.

Micho's initial target was to go past the group stages but he didn't achieve it.

"That is the cruel nature of football. We are out courtesy of a set piece that saw Zambia score the only goal. We played a good game, had over 60% possessions but all in all, we went down."

He added that Uganda Cranes should be given credit for their never-say-die attitude after fighting all the way to get the equalizer from the last kick of the game against Zimbabwe.

"We have to go back and work on the mistakes and improve on our game so that we don't fall under the same traps during future tournaments," the Serbian added.

This is the third time in a row that the Uganda Cranes are not making it past the group stages of the Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament.



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