Uganda Cranes tactician Milutin â€˜Michoâ€™ Sredojevic has disclosed that the team has missed the chance to have an international friendly match against Benin. The Coach told URN that the Benin team was ready to have a stopover in Uganda and play one game before flying to Malawi whom they will play in a 2015 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.
The coach said he wants to start with keeping the local based players busy before the professionals can join. He said he is still trying to negotiate with the foreign clubs to release the professionals early but he is challenged by the fact that the scheduled match dates are not recognized FIFA dates.
Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin â€˜Michoâ€™ Sredojevic has said striker Emmanuel Okwi must convince the technical bench with fitness tests if he is to make it to the starting team for the game agaist Mauritania on Saturday.
Micho told URN in an exclusive phone interview on Wednesday that he had decided to leave out; Daniel Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Tony Mawejje (Haugesund, Norway) Henry Kalungi (Richmond Kickers, US) and Martin Kayongo Mutumba (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey) for various reasons.