Micho Wants CHAN Structure Altered

MichoUganda Cranes tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) should ring changes in the format of the CHAN tournament.

“Adjusting and brining in a few players from other Leagues around Africa will make the championship more competitive and attractive to fans. They just need to allow a country to use few players from within the continent,” reasoned the Serb.

Micho admitted that it was a brilliant idea for CAF to start the CHAN tournament aimed at showcasing and improving the locally-based players featuring in respective home leagues.

“Since the tournament started in 2009 there is visible improvement and I think adjusting the format a little will make it even more appealing to many other groups of people.”

He praised CAF through the President Isaa Hayatou, who have worked hard to improve and develop the game of football in the continent.

“There is no way locally-based players could get chance to feature prominently for their national teams if there is nothing like the CHAN competition of even the other CAF competitions like Champions League and Confederations Cup,” he said.

Micho, who has coached in Africa for the last 12 years and has travelled to 54 countries in the continent, also said the CHAN competition must also be staged in football-attractive countries which also take into consideration the aspects of security, good pitches and hospitality.

“The 2011 edition was well organised and several fans graced the event. I am sure this edition will be successful as well,” added the coach, whose team started with a 2-1 win over Burkina Faso in a Group B encounter.

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