17 April 2017

Uganda/Senegal: Senegal Friendly Vital, Says Micho

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Uganda Cranes training with coach Micho.

Uganda Cranes tactician Milutin 'Micho" Sredojevic has said facing Senegal in an international friendly, ahead of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers, will be very vital to his team's preparations.

The Cranes will face the 2017 Afcon quarterfinalists on June 6 in Dakar, before they travel for an away game against Cape Verde a few days later in a 2019 Afcon qualifier.

Speaking to URN last Friday, Sredojevic said facing a high-profile team like Senegal will give them the best preparation before taking on Cape Verde.

"It is important that we prepare well ahead of the first game in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers," added the Serbian-born coach.

The last time these two teams faced off was a 2014 World Cup play-off qualifier in Marakesh, Morocco, when Senegal won 1-0. But this time round, the Senegal team will miss their key player Sadio Mane, who got injured while featuring for English Premiership side Liverpool.

Senegal were eliminated by eventual champions Cameroon at the quarter final stage of the 2017 Afcon, while Uganda Cranes failed to make it out of the group that had Egypt, Ghana and Mali.

Sredojevic explained to URN that they are determined to start well in the qualifiers because they are hungry to qualify for 2019 Afcon as well. The Cranes are drawn in group L with Cape Verde, Tanzania and Lesotho.

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