After an embarrassing outing down south in Madagascar yesterday, Uganda tactician Milutin‘Micho’ Sredojevic has said his team will build from the late goal they scored in the 2-1 defeat to make the next stage of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
“We did not play so well especially in the first half, but the late we scored helped us a lot as we return home to start planning for the return leg,” Micho told AfricanFootball.
Tanzania-based striker Hamis Kiiza netted a late goal for the CECAFA giants in Madagascar last evening, giving them chance to qualify if they can manage a 1-0 win in Kampala.
Micho said he now knows what to expect in the second leg to be played at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on May 31st.
“We have to train hard and also hope that injured players Geoffrey Massa, Dennis Onyango, Joseph Owino and Robert Odonkara are ready for that game,” added the coach.
Uganda’s only away qualifying victory in the last decade came on March 26, a 1-0 win over Guinea Bissau.
“Bottom line is that we need to work very hard to reach the standard that will enable us to be good enough to fulfill the dreams of all of us to go to African Cup of Nations.
“I am very optimistic and positive that in process we are work in progress, we shall reach demanded standards.”
The Cranes team is expected back in Uganda tonight on a Kenya Airways flight connecting from Nairobi, Kenya.