Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has expressed his worry about the defensive approach his players in the Rwanda win.
This he said following the 1-0 victory against the Amavubi Stars in a 2022 FIFA Quatar World Cup Qualifier game played on Sunday in Kitende.
Striker Fahad Bayo, who scored the lone goal on Thursday in Kigali struck again at home to ensure that Micho’s charges completed a double header against Rwanda.
“Today we played against a good team Amavubi stars, we started well opened the scoring in the right time, Micho started on Sunday.
“When the team is in transition, when they are not automatic in any way instead of defending much higher, we were fully aware that we are leading so players had to drop back allowing opponents to come to us and just to maintain the game so that it can go to our direction.”
Despite scoring earlier in the first half, Uganda were second best throughout the second half with the visitors having most of the possession. Micho’s men barely created open chances.
And now the Serbian Wolf couldn’t hide his disappointed about the approach.
“I am very disappointed with that approach because we were really sitting very deep and allowed opponents to get several set pieces but in the same moment extremely happy that we are one of the teams that is yet to concede a goal in four matches of these Qualifiers.”
Victory saw Uganda move to eight points, two below leaders Mali who edged Kenya 1-0 in Nairobi on Sunday to keep the World Cup dream alive.
And now Micho says they will only need maximum points in the last two games each against Kenya at home and Mali away from home to break the World Cup jinx.
“We are having 8 points, we are still very far from our best version but character of Champions is that even when you are not playing well you are still grinding out results. So from today we shall forget all other things except three points in our bag.
It is well known that Uganda has never qualified to the World’s biggest competition, the FIFA World Cup.
However, Following the completion of a double header win against Rwanda, Micho’s charges will now need maximum points each against Kenya at home and Mali (away) to keep this dream alive.
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