With focus now turned on fine tuning the local guns for the2014 Africa Nations Championship, Uganda tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is optimistic his proposal for a two-week camp in South Africa ahead of the tournament will come to realization.
Micho revealed that he will be in South Africa next week to make arrangements for the team’s camp ahead of the third edition of the Championship.
“We need to make these preparations early enough because performing well in the CHAN competition will not come by mistake, but through hard work,” said the Serbian-born coach.
The Cranes, who will be making a second successive appearance at the competition for home-based players, were last week placed in Group B alongside Burkina Faso, Morocco and Zimbabwe.
The 2014 CHAN event, to be hosted by three cities, will take place January 11 to February 1.
Although the coach said the group was one of death, he added that with hard work they can make it through to the knockout stages and perhaps even shock other teams as the event progresses.
“The first thing will be to work hard and get out of the group, then we start planning accordingly in the knockout phase,” the coach stressed.
Micho, who will have the challenge of winning the 2013 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup that his predecessor Robert ‘Bobby’ Williamson lifted a record four times, said his trip to South Africa will be very timely.
“We need to make sure we have booked where to train from, the accommodation and perhaps some teams that we can play some games with,” explained Micho.