Uganda national coach Milutin Sredojevic has selected 33 players ahead of the first two days of the CAN-2023 qualifiers against Algeria and Niger. A list made up of players who play in modest clubs in several world championships.
The Algerian national team is preparing to enter the qualifiers for the next African Cup of Nations which will take place in Côte d’Ivoire in 2023. To begin the adventure, it will welcome its Ugandan counterpart. A match which will take place on June 4 at the new stadium in Oran.
The band of Djamel Belmadi, who will start an internship at the national technical center of Sidi Moussa from May 30, wants to start the playoffs in force. She claims to achieve the full card during the first two days, beating Uganda at home and going to seek the exploit in Dar Es-Salem against Tanzania. Two victories that will allow him to take a big step towards qualifying for the next African Cup of Nations.
Modest players, but it will be necessary to be wary of them
As the Algeria-Uganda match is fast approaching, the Ugandan national coach, Milutin Sredojevic, has unveiled a list of 33 players who have entered training as of this morning at the Cranes Paradise Hotel-Kisasi. A provisional list, made up of 3 goalkeepers, 11 defenders, 8 midfielders and 11 attackers, because several players will be discarded at the end of the course to establish the final list which will contain the elements selected for the trip to Algiers.
From what we have seen, the list unveiled by the Serbian technician contains players who play in modest clubs. In addition to the striker of Paradou AC (Algeria) Allan Okello, there are those who play in several African championships, among others the goalkeeper Charles Lukwago (Saint-Georges, Ethiopia), the two midfielders Khalid Aucho (Yanga, Tanzania) and Muzamiru Mutyaba (Kiyovu Sports, Rwanda), or striker Allan Kyambadde (El-Gona, Egypt). There are even those who play in the Israeli league, namely defender Timothy Awany (Asdod) and midfielder Fahad Bayo (Bnei Saknin).
The other players on the list play in the local league or in modest teams from different world championships, citing among others the USA, Ukraine, the Czech Republic or England.
In short, the list revealed by “Micho” does not contain star players. On paper, we can say that the teammates of captain Riyad Mahrez are the big favorites to win on June 4, but they will still have to take their opponent very seriously to avoid a bad surprise.