AFCON 2017: Uganda determined to succeed despite financial constraints

micho-carried-by-cranes-playersThe Cranes coach has assured that financial constraints will not put a dent in their ambitions for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations

Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is unhappy with the team’s current financial difficulties ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations holding in Gabon, but claims they remain motivated.

The Cranes, who are set to return to the Afcon after 38 years, have already opened camp following the naming of a provisional 40-man squad.

In Gabon, the East Africans will play in Group D, alongside Ghana, Egypt and Mali.
Sredojevic was quoted as saying that ”not everyone that will enter the [final] 23 [players for the tournament] will take us to complete this journey, but everyone is important to this journey.”
“The job in front of us is clear. All 15 countries at the Africa Cup of Nations have financial and other issues settled.

He revealed that the team is struggling with a million things including training camps abroad and the absence of other logistics.
“If you are not motivated by not having enough, then I don’t know what motivates you. With us, there is no way to look back.

The Cranes will open their campaign against Ghana on January 17, before taking on Egypt and Mali on January 21 and 25 respectively.
Uganda have announced pre-tournament friendlies against Cote d’Ivoire, Slovakia, Gabon, Libya and Tunisia.



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