Fans Vital for Cranes to Beat Liberia

Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has called upon fans to come in big numbers on Saturday to cheer the team as they face Liberia in a crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier.
Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has called upon fans to come in big numbers on Saturday to cheer the team as they face Liberia in a crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier.

The Coach however refused to speak about an an outright win over the Lone Stars at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Instead the recently appointed coach said he would rather speak about wins issues that will bring the win. Like the need for the team to work together and also play with lots of tactical adaptations. He urged the Ugandan fans to come out and cheer the team because with the 12th man anything is always possible.

The regional Cecafa Champions need a win to get back in contention to qualify for the next stage of the qualifiers from Group J. Senegal currently lead the Group with five points, while Liberia are second with a pointless and Angola on three.

Although Micho refused to reveal who will be in goal for the home side, in-form Robert Odonkara who has helped Ethiopian side St. George qualify for the Group stages of the CAF Confederations Cup last weekend is in line ahead of more experienced Abbey Dhaira who was in goal when the Cranes lost 3-0 to Libya last week in a build-up.

Another St. George player expected to make a surprise return to the starting team is Isaac Isinde expected to partner skipper Andy Mwesigwa.

But former World Footballer of the year (1995) George Weah who led the Liberia delegation again told Our reporter  at Namboole Stadium before their last training session on Friday that they are in Uganda for business. He said a must win is on the deal for Liberia.

 

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