Uganda coach Sredojevic upbeat ahead of Ghana clash

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The Cranes coach is optimistic his charges will give a good account of themselves against the Black Stars in the opening game of Group D

Uganda coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic says his charges are prepared for their first game at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon after almost three decades of absence.

The Cranes last participated in the tournament during the 1979 edition and, have been handed Group D which comprises of Ghana, Mali and Egypt, as they mark their return.

Sredojevic's men, after a good preparation ahead of the competition, lost their final friendly game 2-0 to Tunisia. However, he insists that results from Group A and B  have given him hope as they will face Ghana on Tuesday without any injury concerns.

“I can tell you that seeing all this football and results, we have strong belief that we can play this football and squeeze out results,” Sredojevic was quoted as saying by The Daily Monitor.

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“We are on the same table with big boys of African football and we know they are planning for us but we are ready for the battle without any injuries,” he added.

After the encounter with Ghana, Uganda will face Egypt in the second match four days later before locking horns with Mali.

Goal understand that Ghana players passed a resolution on Monday to accept any bonus that the country offer them, after earlier reports indicated that they requested for an increment from $8,000 to $10,000.

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