Cranes could call on UPL stars in must win clash against Tanzania

Tuesday March 28, 2023

  • Benjamin Mkapa stadium, Dar es Salaam 8pm

Uganda Cranes coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic may call on StarTimes Uganda Premier League stars to overcome Tanzania on Tuesday in the ongoing Afcon 2023 qualifiers.

Five of them featured in the 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture with only SC Villa’s Kenneth Ssemakula and Vipers Siraje Sentamu starting but more could be given more playing time.

Uganda must beat Taifa Stars at Benjamin Mkapa stadium on Tuesday in a way the local stars did when eliminating the side in the Chan qualifiers.

Travis Mutyaba who scored the winner in that one was an unused substitute in that game and could get some time on the pitch.

Micho is confident with the squad at his disposal to do the job.

“We believe in us, the country we representing and the players that are representing their people,” he said. “We are here to play with our brothers from Tanzania with highest degree of respect fully aware there is a thin line between success and failure,” he added.

“We shall try to lean towards something that leads us towards much better mood and happiness than it was the other day.”

Msuva, the tormentor in chief for Cranes in the first game expects a tough game against a good Ugandan side and has called on all Tanzanians to show support.

“We thank God for the win in the previous game but that’s behind us,” said Msuva who has scored in the past three successive games against Uganda.

“Our focus now is on the game tomorrow (Tuesday) and we expect it tough. I call upon all fans to come and support us so that we enlighten our chances of qualifying for Afcon.”

Uganda sit bottom of Group F with one point and only maximum points will lift them on the table.

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