Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has welcomed the return of midfielder Khalid Aucho and central defender Murushid Juuko who were suspended for the Ghana tie on Tuesday in Port Gentil.
The pair played a crucial role in Cranes Afcon 2017 and Fifa 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign and will indeed provide experience in Uganda’s upcoming game against Egypt on January 21.
Micho told supersport.com that, “Those players are the backbone of this team. They will add to our defense and midfield.There is no selection headache. They will immediately come into the starting lineup.The left foot of Khalid Aucho going forward is crucial for us and we are happy to have them back.”
“With full force, full power and with no injuries, we are preparing for this match on a more serious note wishing that after paying a very expensive scholarship of missing the first match after 39 years in the first group, first match and first point.”
Uganda visibly missed Aucho in the opener as they failed to string consistent passes in the midfield often losing the ball in the first half however Micho introduced winger Moses Oloya for Michael Azira who had been dismal.
Hassan Wasswa played at center back in Juuko’s absence but with the return of the latter, Wasswa could still feature but in a midfield role.