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Micho relishing Zim test

Uganda and Zimbabwe are looking to the duo’s friendly next Tuesday to polish up before their respective 2017 Africa Nations Cup qualifying games.

The Cranes face Botswana in Francistown on June 4 while Zimbabwe host Malawi on the same weekend.

Both Uganda coach Micho Sredojevic and Zimbabwe’s Kalisto Pasuwa reckon this game will shape them up for their respective qualifying ties.

“After that game we are having practically three training sessions to polish ourselves for the battle for the Saturday game,” said Micho after Thursday’s training at Namboole.

“We want to see the competitive shape of our players in that match and then in the last two, three days to polish.”

Pasuwa is also looking at the challenge from Uganda as the perfect build-up ahead of Malawi.

“Uganda are a very strong team,” Pasuwa is quoted in Zimbabwe press, “They are ranked above us and they will give us a good practice match.”

The Cranes are level with Burkina Faso on seven points in Group D but the West Africans, who picked four points from the Cranes, top because of a better head-to-head record.

Zimbabwe top Group L with eight points and will qualify if they beat Malawi and Guinea fail to beat Swaziland.

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