Uganda Cranes’ start to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers has been undesirable as they have been able to pick just one point from the opening three games in Group F.
The two losses and a draw in the games played thus mean that the remaining games are all crucial if qualification is to be achieved.
Uganda is bottom of the pile with 1 point while their opponents are 3 points ahead and second in the group.
The fixture against Tanzania on Tuesday night at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium is thus make-or-break for the Cranes.
Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is aware of what is at stake and believes his charges have put the loss to Taifar Stars last Friday behind them and are ready to put the qualification campaign back on track.
“One detail can take you to hell and the other can take you to heaven and that is what happened in the last match,” Micho said in the pre-match presser.
“We now have a chance for redemption in this game and we are coming here to fight for maximum points.
“I have full trust in the players and they know how crucial this game is and are hoping for positive results,” he added.
Meanwhile, team captain Emmanuel Okwi has no love lost for the Tanzanian people with many Taifa Stars close friends.
“I have always had love from the people of Tanzania. Many of the players have been my teammates or opponents when I played here.
“The friendship will always stay but during the game, we will all be fighting to make our countries proud,” he said.
It should be noted that defender Gavin Kizito and attacking midfielder Steven Ssrwadda are ruled out of the game due to injuries.