Uganda Cranes Head Coach Milutin Sredojević Micho has said that his team is capable of coming out of the tough group stages in the forthcoming Total Energies Africa Nations Championship-CHAN 2022.
Yesterday it was a nightmare for Micho’s team when Uganda was placed in group B alongside Africa’s power Houses Senegal, Ivory Coast, and DR Congo in the draws conducted in Algeria.
Coach Micho whose side is returning for the continental showpiece for the sixth time in a row admits that they will be facing a tough challenge but nevertheless, he says Uganda stands a chance to penetrate through the group provided his side gets enough time to prepare for the championship.
He adds that Uganda has a lot of talent which can pull off a performance that can stop any of their opponents.
Uganda will have to replicate their performance in the qualifying stages where they eliminated Tanzania on a 4-0 aggregate after successfully completing a double victory.
It was the sixth time Uganda is qualifying for the continental showpiece having appeared at the previous five editions 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2020. But, Uganda Cranes failed to impress in the last editions of the championship.
To be precise, in the last edition, Uganda exited with only one point after suffering a 5-2 defeat to Morocco in the last Group C match. Previously the team drew with Rwanda and lost to Togo respectively in the first two group games.
This will therefore be another tough test for Uganda will be seeking improved performance in the final tournament. The TotalEnergies CHAN 2023 tournament was initially slated for 10 July to 1 August 2022, but the African Soccer governing body- CAF rescheduled it to January 2023, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The CHAN tournament is played between the best national teams of Africa, exclusively featuring players who are active in the national championships and qualified to play in the ongoing season.