Saturday's 3-1 win in Botswana is the perfect motivation for The Cranes before they take on Senegal in a must-win World Cup qualifier on Saturday, writes John Vianney Nsimbe.
"The team's confidence is lifted and considering how well we played as a team, there are a lot of positives that we can capitalise on to get a result against Senegal," said winger Joseph Kabagambe, who played his first Cranes game since September 2011.
Kabagambe was among the six substitutes that Micho made in this tie, that Cranes is reported to have dominated. With his good display together with Vincent Kayizzi, Micho feels that he has the needed balance in his team propagating both youth and experience.
At this time, Micho won't have to worry about having Moses Oloya alone as the right winger, especially considering that his recent form wasn't good. But he will be equally impressed that striker Emma Okwi managed a brace on 17 and 50 minutes.
And with a third goal coming with less than ten minutes to the end through Okwi's substitute Frank Kalanda, Micho will be buoyed by the promise shown by his forwards particularly at this time when striker Geoffrey Massa is unlikely to be a 'massive boost' to the job at hand.
Notably, unlike Senegal, who will be content with any draw, Cranes has to score to stand a chance of progressing to the final qualification round. So, the issue of being psychologically prepared will come in handy.
That is why Micho was quick to praise his charges for the win and the way they applied themselves throughout.
However, while at that, there was a resounding mention of central-defender Richard Kasagga's performance in this tie. Kasagga is said to have been impregnable as much as colossal in closing out Botswana.
In fact Micho said, "This young man has the attributes to be world class." Such praise should go a long way in boosting Kasagga especially at this moment when captain Andy Mwesigwa is a major doubt. Similarly, Henry Kalungi is a doubt, apparently because of some club commitments.
And as much as it is imperative that Cranes scores against Senegal to continue the World Cup dream, Kasagga's solidity will equally be needed to shut out Senegal's attacks. This is the start point of Micho's philosophy: solid defence, effective build-up and sharp attack.
But he was quick to add a fourth to it: No complacency. "It will mean nothing if after this nice victory, we get beaten by Senegal. We must be serious and work even harder than we did against Botswana," Micho emphasized.