Micho tips Cranes ahead of AFCON, gives other East Africans no chance

By Clive Kyazze

Former Uganda Cranes coach Micho Sredejovic is tipping Uganda to go places at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations that starts on June 21st in Egypt.

Uganda was drawn with hosts Egypt, Zimbabwe and DR Congo and will open their campaign on June 22nd against Congo.

Micho who guided Uganda to the 2017 finals in Gabon has faith that the Cranes won’t be pushovers in Egypt just like it was two years ago in West Africa.

“I believe in Uganda Cranes and I believe in coach (Sebastien Desabre), I believe the country will provide good preparations for the team,” Micho told www.football-256.com.

“Very playable group, Uganda has DRC to play, and when you have DRC you need to get all three points from them. Second match against Zimbabwe you need to win or draw. All this is possible”

“Then you have a situation in the last match knowing you are already passing through a laxity, you are playing against Egypt and waiting for the last 16,” Micho added.

Tasked to predict which teams he sees going all the way to win the championship, the former SC Villa coach kept his cards close to his chest.

“It’s very hard to predict who will win the AFCON,” said the Orlando Pirates tactician before adding.

“It’s almost obvious that in some groups, some teams will pass through especially in groups where Madagascar and Burundi are and in group of Kenya and Tanzania that other teams will qualify.”

“But very unpredictable competition where everyone can beat anyone and we should expect an Africa Cup of Nations of many surprises at the same time good thrilling football,” added the Serbian.

Egypt will seek an eighth title but the first since 2010, while holders Cameroon will be trying a repeat of 2004 when they defended the crown they had won two years earlier in Ghana/Nigeria.

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