Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has revealed his delight at the national team’s attitude and mentality as they begin their journey to the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals.
The outfit regrouped on Monday at Kavuma Country Club Hotel, Bukoto to start preparations after passing the first COVID19 tests.
Micho was joined by the fitness and performance director Franck Plaine, Goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba Kisitu, team manager Geoffrey Massa and other officials to take the players through their paces.
The team’s main focus was on fitness, stretching and some ball work with most of the local players present apart from those at Express and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) who were at the 2021 CECAFA Kagame Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The trio of captain Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Yunus Sentamu and Egyptian based winger Abdul Lumala are also expected to join the camp as soon as possible.
“We have started the journey to the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualification process. Every successful journey begins with a single step and today, we have started,” Micho told FUFA Media.
He added; “I am impressed by the mentality and attitude of the players. I will continue to monitor the performance of everyone as we intensify the sessions.”
Vipers’ captain Halid Lwaliwa was equally elated to return to competitive football after the COVID19 lockdown.
“I am happy to be back to the field of play after a lengthy time out because of the COVID19 pandemic lockdown. I know, we shall all compete well to perform to the best of expectations,” Lwaliwa revealed.
Monday was reserved for a double session with the evening programme at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo. Tuesday’s morning session is at Lugogo with the afternoon session for Gym work.