Uganda Cranes attacking Midfielder Allan Okello says that the pressure has now shifted to the young players to deliver for the national team.
Okello is confident that the young lads will give their all to win Thursday’s international friendly against South Africa.
“Yes, yesterday we trained well and its good there was no injuries,” Okello said on Wednesday morning.
Former Cranes captain and goalkeeper Denis Onyango visited the Cranes camp on Tuesday in Roodespoort in South Africa before the team’s game on Thursday June 10th in Johannesburg.
“We were so happy to see our former captain coming to motivate the players,” Okello added.
“Everyone was happy to see him, we admire him for what the has done for the nation”.
Uganda Cranes will conduct their last training today (Wednesday) ahead of the Bafana Bafana tie.
The former KCCA FC midfielder stated: “So let’s wait for today, we hope that all goes well so that everyone delivers tomorrow”.
After a failed 2021 AFCON qualification campaign, Uganda have embarked on a rebuilding process.
FUFA parted ways with thr head coach Johnathan Mckinstry whose deputy Abdallah Mubiru is now in charge on an interim basis.
Onyango, Hassan Wasswa and Mike Azira announced their international retirements.
This time round, the team is made up of mainly young players, and FUFA overlooked the old guards including Khalid Aucho, Joseph Ochaya among others.
Okello, who plays for Paradou AC in the Algerian Ligue Professionelle 1, says that they have pressure to deliver on the big stage: “Now I think the pressure have shifted to us young players and we hope that everyone is ready to play tomorrow and you should know that every player has pressure to deliver in the field tomorrow”.
“So the fans should know that the young players will give their all to make sure that the team wins tomorrow’s game.”