Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has given a clear assessment on the players in camp following their first three training days.
This he highlighted while addressing the media in the aftermath of their theory training session that was held at kisaasi on Wednesday morning.
The Cranes kickstarted their training on Monday, August 16 with their sights aimed at keeping fit for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers that are slated for earlier next month.
Wednesday being the third day saw almost a full camp after arrivals of five Express FC players, who had earlier been in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania for the CECAFA Kagame Cup.
Micho highlighting the group’s activities i the first days in the training camp when speaking to the .
“On day one, we wanted to gather with the technical team to assess the state of the players within small spaces at Kabira country club and at a bigger space in the afternoon at Lugogo. Looking at that I believe we succeeded.” he stated.
“On day two, we wanted to see what was needed and what is to be added, working with the players on the aspect of the field of play, technically and tactically and top up on the fitness as well.” He added.
He would furthur state that the team had a recovery training session in the morning and another in the evening of Wednesday.
In the same context, Micho revealed that they were going to have a friendly game amongst the players before concluding the week’s training.
“We are looking at one team sharing 15 players and the other 11. The team with 15 players will have a few touches and more numbers in order to provide them with a sense of international football where we find limited spaces, limited number of supply so we train under such conditions as expected at international level.” Micho made mention.
The Serbian Wolf would also comment that the commitment and hard work of players will bring out the best results from the team.
After a one week’s training, the Cranes will head to the middle East in Jordan on Saturday where they have two build-up games lined up for them including Syria between 23rd-26th, and Ethiopia on 27th.
The games are expected to fine tune and give a clear picture about the player’s status fitness wise.
Uganda will kick off it’s Fifa World Cup Qualification campaign against neighbors Kenya on 1st September before hosting Mali on 6th at the St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende.