Cranes braced for tough group ride
Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic believes that while next year’s Africa
Nations Championship (Chan) Group B could be categorized as – in his
words - the toughest, there is no easy one.
The draws done in Cairo on Wednesday pitted Uganda against Zimbabwe,
Morocco and Burkina Faso in Group B while hosts South Africa, Nigeria,
Mozambique and Mali landed in Group A.
Clearly work is cut out for Micho, who must better Uganda’s
performance at the tournament for home-based players.
The only time Uganda appeared at the championship they lost all their
group games, then at the 2011 Sudan edition.
“Morocco is using the tournament as a stepping stone for the 2015
Africa Cup of Nations, which they will host,” Micho told
supersport.com, adding, “So they are taking it very seriously.”
“Zimbabwe’s coach Ian Gorowa is a good coach and has organized his
team since taking over while Burkina Faso reached the finals of this
year’s Africa Cup of Nations and are very competitive. I could say
ours is a group of death.
“But we have prepared for all this, we know we can to go there and
compete. We also have Cecafa in December to work on our weaknesses and
improve our strong points.
“Our target remains going past the group stage and after that anything
is possible.” The Championship will start from January 11 to February