The Uganda Cranes are going all out for maximum points against the Amavubi Stars of Rwanda, head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has revealed.
With just two points and no goals from as many games, Ugandans would wish to see the Cranes get all six from the two back to back fixtures against their neighbors.
This would put Micho and his boys in a promising position to dream about the first ever qualification for the FIFA World Cup finals.
“With due respect to Rwanda, our target is to get maximum points from these games. Nothing less than that,” Micho said on Tuesday at a press conference.
According to Ahmed Masha, the Director of Communications at Fufa, the team leaves for Rwanda tonight at 10PM(EAT) ahead of the first clash on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
Thereafter, Uganda will host the return leg three days later at the St Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
“We are looking forward to having the best performance against Rwanda both in Kigali and Kitende,” Micho promised before adding,
“The patriotism and Passion of our players is very high and ready to deliver their best to make Ugandans Proud.”
After the arrival of all the nine foreign based players summoned by coach Micho, the Cranes are in buoyant mood. The interim captain Khalid Aucho said they are ready for the task.
“We will be playing for nothing less than maximum points in the double encounter against the Amavubi Stars,” Aucho said at the same press briefing held at Fufa house.
In the first two group E fixtures, Uganda drew 0-0 against Kenya (away) and Mali (home) respectively.
The players in camp:
Charles Lukwago (Saint George), Isma Watenga (Chippa United), Mutakubwa Joel (Express FC), Alionzi Nafian (URA FC).
Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Wafula Innocent (KCCA FC), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC) , Walusimbi Enock (Express FC), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC), Najib Fesali (URA FC), Mulondo Livingstone (Vipers SC), Waswa Geofrey (KCCA FC), Isaac Muleme (Victoria Zizkov), Mustafa Kizza (Montreal), Timothy Awanyi (Ashdod).
Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Kakooza Mahad (Express FC), Kagimu Shafik(URA FC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mato Rogers (KCCA FC), Poloto Julius (KCCA FC), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC), Kizza Martin (Express FC), Khalid Aucho (Young Africans), Tadeo Lwanga (Simba), Moses Waiswa (Supers Sport United).
Sentamu Yunus (Vipers SC), Mukwala Stephen (URA FC), Rwothomio Cromwell (URA FC), Anaku Sadat (KCCA FC), Charles Lwanga (KCCA), Fahad Bayo (Ashdod).