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Micho relieved, Cranes rewarded

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Uganda Cranes Starting XI against Botswana on Saturday.
Uganda Cranes Starting XI against Botswana on Saturday.

CHAN qualifier
Tanzania v Uganda

Uganda Cranes Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic praised his team and claimed
they were on the right path following their 2-0 win against Bostwana.

The Cranes produced a solid performance in their 2017AFCON qualifying
Group D opener at Namboole stadium on Saturday.

Second half goals from Geoffrey Massa and Brian Umony gave Cranes a 2-0 win.

“I am extremely pleased,” Micho said. “In nine days we have managed to
achieve truly important things.

“Of course, we must improve and, especially, continue to get to know
each other.” He added.

The Uganda Cranes players who featured in the 2017 AFCON qualifier
against Botswana on Saturday left camp a happy group.

The players’ efforts for picking up a 2-0win over Botswana landed them
a reward of $ 1000 each as promised by the FUFA President Eng. Moses
Magogo last week when he met the players at Sky Hotel in Nalya.

The promise was fulfilled by the federation on Saturday when the 18
man squad received $18,000 while the remaining seven players who were
in camp but never made the final squad got $500 each.

“This is a marathon campaign. We have five more games to play. You
need to report back on time as required by your club rules. Let’s not
have issues with the clubs that did a good job of releasing you for
national duty” said Magogo.

Meanwhile Micho will be back to business with a collection of home
based players in preparation for the first leg first round of the
Orange African Nations Championship in Zanzibar this Saturday.

The players minus those from KCC FC and SC Villa (preparing for the
Uganda cup final) and Cranes players will be excluded from training
session until Tuesday when Micho will take his squad to the FUFA
Technical centre, Njeru for a residential camp and also to acclimatise
with the artificial turf.

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