By Spy Uganda
Uganda Cranes will hope to begin their expedition at this year’s African Nations (CHAN) on a brilliant note as they face Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday.
With Uganda making her sixth appearance at the finals, coach Milutin Sredojevic is aware of what is at stake and hopes his charges can deliver a good result by the end of the day.
“After three weeks of preparations, it is now time to deliver and do better than before. The players are in the right shape and we hope victory will come our way on Saturday,” he stated.
The gaffer also highlighted the importance of winning the first game in the Group, indicating it eases on pressure.
“Every game in the Group in crucial but to win the first game is important. It helps boost confidence going into the next games.”
Skipper Milton Karisa is oozing with confidence and optimistic the team will deliver come Saturday.
“We are ready both mentally and physically. Everyone on the team is pushing towards making ourselves and the country proud. The ultimate target is to go beyond the group stages, a thing we have not done in the past,” he said.
Uganda is in the same group with Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Ivory Coast.