Uganda Cranes Forced To Train In Togolese Hotel Gardens

Micho improvised the team’s hotel gardens to take the boys through simple drills in Lome
Micho improvised the team’s hotel gardens to take the boys through simple drills in Lome

Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has received the same troublesome reception his predecessor Bobby Williamson experienced on trips to West Africa as they prepare for Wednesday’s 2015 Nations cup qualifier against Togo.

From airport delays, bad hotels to lack of training space, The Serb is definately not a happy man according to our team source.

Hotel Sarakawa where Uganda Cranes team is accommodated
Hotel Sarakawa where Uganda Cranes team is accommodated

The team arrived in Lome at 1.05pm Local time yesterday and was booked in at Hotel Sarakawa just a few metres away from the Atlantic Ocean.

On arrival in Lome, Togo, his squad was subjected to a lengthy airport wait before undergoing a two hour Ebola alert check plus a not so eloquent French speaker as Team guide called Quam Ohin. The Serbian who felt it necessary to have his players tune up for the match on Wednesday, but because the host federation didn’t deem it so, the coach improvised the team’s hotel gardens to take the boys through simple drills of warm up, ball handling, combination and team work basics one hour before they returned to their rooms.

Hotel Sarakawa just a few metres away from the Atlantic Ocean.
Hotel Sarakawa just a few metres away from the Atlantic Ocean.

The Cranes will have a stipulated training session today at 3.30pm (Local time), 6.30pm EAST at the Stade De Kutgue in Lome the match venue.

Uganda 1-0 losers to Togo in Kampala are now second in Group E behind Ghana who were held to a 1-1 draw by Guinea on Saturday night on the neutral pitch in Casablanca, Morocco.

Guinea team contingent Monday morning also arrived in Tamale city for the other Group E qualifier clash with the Black Stars.

2 thoughts on “Uganda Cranes Forced To Train In Togolese Hotel Gardens

  1. We r the ones who waste our time entertaining foreign teams on our soil, see this. I hope yu have learn’t a good lesson from today FIFA. Remember, what is good for the goose is also good for the gandar

  2. Hahaha the cranes are receiving the same treatment they reserved for guineans in kampala (what goes around cames back) bravo les togolais bon vent…..

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