Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic claims that his charges played against a very competitive side during their one-all stalemate against Kenya.
Uganda played to a 1-1 draw during the FIFA World Cup qualifiers draw with Kenya at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Thursday evening.
However, it was a must win for Uganda in their ambition to qualify for the playoffs.
“In the general aspect of the game, I would like to be realistic and say that we played against a very competitive team that could not let us have the result we wanted,” Sredojevic said.
“It was a game of two teams with two different ambitions, for Kenya’s sake they were not going to let it be easy for us because first of all this is a derby and secondly they had gathered fewer points, both aspects were pushing them not to lose their pride.
“Then on our side, we were playing for victory to keep our qualification chance alive, but still we had to mind about the ambition of our opponent, as they were eager to hurt us, so we had to deal with all that.
“We gave everything, but it was not enough to win us the match,” he added.
Uganda Cranes have reportedly travelled to Morocco for their final group E FIFA World Cup qualifier against Mali at the Stade d’Agadir on Sunday evening.