Kenya to host Uganda Cranes in build-up

Uganda Cranes team
Uganda Cranes team. Courtesy Photo.

The Harambee Stars of Kenya will host Uganda Cranes in an international friendly match on March 22 in Nairobi.

Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, head coach of Uganda told our reporter that the match has been scheduled on a day meant for FIFA International matches. “This game will help us also try out some of the players who did not have chance to play at the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon,” said Sredojevic.

The coach said that the match will also help him prepare players ahead of the start of the 2018 Total Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

Uganda are the only team that participated in the 2017 Afcon from the Council for East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa). The team lost by the same 1-0 score to Egypt and Ghana before settling for a 1-1 draw against Mali.

Sredojevic explained that playing away to Kenya will be a good build-up which will give his team good international exposure and mileage in their legs. “Besides facing Kenya we shall also organise for more international friendly games because because we have a busy schedule this year,” added the coach.

Uganda Cranes are also still in contention for a place in the 2018 World Cup as they are second in the group that has Egypt, Ghana and Congo Brazzaville.

– Uganda Radio Network