World Cup Qualifiers Micho plays mind games with Ghana: You are still favourites in group

Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic says Ghana are still favourites to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.

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Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic claims Ghana are still favourites to reach the 2018 World Cup from Group E despite dropping two points at home against the Cranes.

The East Africans put up a magnificent defensive display at the Tamale Stadium to extend their unbeaten run against the Black Stars to three games and earn a point as the group stage of world cup qualifying in Africa begun on Friday.

“For me with all due respect to Egypt, Ghana is still favourites for this group”, he said.  “You saw the performance. They just did not score. It was not easy in this hostile weather. Ghana are favourites but they need to pick up and work hard.”

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The Serbian has supervised Uganda’s return to the Nations Cup after a 38-year absence and the point in Tamale means they have started the world cup qualifiers in the best possible way. But he is not getting carried away.

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He said: “If someone thought it was an accident that we got a draw the last time in Kumasi, today they got an answer. We have no players in big team but we have played five competitive away game and not lost only one on penalties.  It means for a team that is not in top ten in African football we have been very good. It is good motivation for us to continue working very hard.

“For us we have no right to think about the world cup,” he added. “We are thinking a performance “that would get us results, points and going forward.

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“This is a golden point here, I am not convinced that egypt would survive here or Congo would survive. It is a golden point but we are not flying in the sky. My philosophy is that when it is good, do not fly, when it is bad, do not give up.”

Despite his high praise for Ghana, Sredojevic suggested it had been easy to deal with everything that the Black Stars threw at them.

“They were dangerous from set pieces, flanks, corner kicks and created chances by passing it short. It means they had plan A, B C but sometimes football demands a plan D and Ghana didn’t have it. That is why the result was 0-0.

“We had the answers for the long passes, for the way Ghana exploits spaces after watching the Mauritius game and for dealing with the long shots from people like Wakaso. It worked for us. “

Uganda’s next game would be a home affair against Congo in Kampala.

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