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2023 TotalEnergies AFCON Qualifiers: New Additions Have To Prove Their Worth – Micho

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has made an assessment on the three England-based players that have been added to the team preparing for the forthcoming 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Ibra Sekajja (Dulwich Harmlet FC),
Odokonyero Nathan and Tirhys Luknyomoi (AFC Port Chester FC) are the three players in context.

The trio will be assessed together with the players already in camp for inclusion in the final squad as FUFA finalises with processing of the official documents.

Micho said the trio were invited because they had a wonderful season in their respective clubs in England.

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic in training.

“But having in mind that they are not at the highest level of competition, we want to make in comparison between them and our locally based players,” the Serbian tactician said.

“If someone comes from England and is better than locally based players, of course they succeed to be in the travelling squad that will travel to Algeria and playing against Niger.

“However in the same moment I need to say that we are happy that they are having desire to play for Uganda. However this is not enough they need to come and prove their qualities in comparison with the rest of the players we shall who is best of the best.”

On Tuesday, the team had a double training session at Kampala Quality primary school – Kisasi.

“I am Happy with the commitment of the players in comparison with yesterday,” Micho briefly commented after the evening session.

Uganda will open the qualification campaign with an away fixture against Algeria on 4th June in Oran before welcoming Niger at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende on 8th June 2022.