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World Cup Qualifiers: Willa Optimistic about featuring for the Cranes

Vipers SC Right-back Paul Willa has pledged his hardwork along with the other players in camp and the coaches to ensure that the Cranes get to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.

This he said while addressing the press about his unprecedented inclusion in the 30-man squad summoned by the Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

Despite the undoubted excitement on his face, Willa kept his composure to highlight key pointers as the Cranes prepare for their maiden training under the new coach this Monday August 16th.

“I am happy that I was considered for the team but the excitement stops now and the hardwork starts on Monday after the Covid test. We are already in camp with my colleagues.”

Paul Willa

“We know everything that is required of us approaching the qualifiers and we need to work hand-in-hand with the technical team in order to deliver.”

Paul Willa in action for Uganda Cranes during CHAN Qualifiers at Lugoog. Photo by Aminah Babirye.

Uganda Cranes have three friendlies before kick-starting the qualifiers away to Kenya on September 1st. Mali will travel to the St. Mary’s Kitende stadium, four days.

The Cranes are in Group E of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers alongside neighbours Kenya, Rwanda and Mali.

It is also important to remember that FUFA announced Milutin Sredojevic as the new Uganda Cranes head coach following the sack of Jonathan McKinstry.


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