Uganda Cranes coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is eager to build on the 1-0 away win against Cape Verde in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Geoffrey Sserunkuma’s goal in the final ten minutes of the game was all Cranes needed to edge the hosts to maintain a run that has seem them only lose to Burkina Faso in the qualifiers since 2014.
“I want to remind you that since 2014 in qualifiers, we have only lost one game, that was in Burkina Faso when they won through a penalty by Pitroipa,” Micho told the post-match press conference in Praia. “We want to continue our run because there is still room for improvement and also room for development,” he added.
On the match, Micho admitted it could have gone either way depending on the chances created but delighted the moment that decided game was in favour of his charges.
“Game could go either way because you had chance and Onyango saved and we also forced a save the other side. That one moment decided game and we are happy that moment is on our side. You know, together with Cape Verde, we are the best team in the group where Tanzania and Lesotho are.”
Despite winning away from home to take charge of Group L from match day one, the Serbian says that doesn’t mean qualification is assured now.
“First match doesn’t mean that we have already qualified but one very big step covered. We are now looking forward to qualifiers for the World Cup and then Afcon later.”
Uganda Cranes now shift focus to CHAN qualifiers, FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers and then wait till next year in March for another match in the Afcon qualifiers.
Uganda will be at home to neighbours Tanzania.