Micho warns of possibility of Cranes bowing out of CHAN

January 20, 2023

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Sredojevic popularly known as Micho has warned of the possibility of the Uganda Cranes bowing out of the 2023 CHAN tournament.

This is despite the Cranes topping Group B after a draw against DR Congo and a 1-0 win against Senegal.

The Cranes now sit atop of the group with 4 points as they play Ivory Coast last.

SC Villa defender Kenneth Ssemakula who provided the assist for Milton Karisa’s goal

Each team in the group has a chance to qualify out of rhe group and it’s the reason Micho has showed worry.

The Serbian said that all options are open and it’s his role to make sure the team makes it out of rhe group stages.

“The moment the game ended my focus switched off from Senegal to Ivory Coast,” Micho praised the Cranes in the aftermath of the game.

“We are having a chance to be the first in our group or second but not forgetting that we can even go home.”

“So as a mature leader, I have to put the players on the ground not to fly high in the sky, they should understand that any moment this could slip out of our hands.”

“Building around this momentum we have to improve so much against Ivory Coast if we are to qualify for the quarter-finals or even go further in the competition.”

“Ivory Coast has one point from two matches but this has has not reflected the amount of quality that they are having in their team.”

Milton Karisa meanwhile was the difference as the Cranes beat the Lions of Teranga in a momentous win.

URA goalkeeper Nafian Alionzi put up a brilliant performance even saving a first half penalty.

Cranes and URA goalie Nafian Alionzi was excellent against Senegal

The Senegalese finished the game with 10 men after Mbaye Libasse Ngom was sent off in the 84th minute after a nasty tackle on Abdul Karim Watambala.

The final group games in Group B will be played on 22nd Sunday at 10pm.

Group B standings