Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic believes that Kenya will be a very difficult opponent as the two sides are set to face off.
The two East African giants will kick off their campaign to Qatar in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with a fixture at Nyayo Stadium on Thursday.
However, according to Micho, this will be a hard encounter for Uganda.
“This is one more episode of the never-ending derby between Kenya and Uganda or Uganda versus Kenya and I am happy to come here to Nairobi,” Micho was quoted saying before adding.
“It is going to be a measurement of value, a test of character for the Cranes that is a team in transition with too much at stake, World Cup qualifiers and it is very hard and difficult to play against the friends that you know and understand very well.”
“It is going to be a very tough match that will show us where we as Uganda are at the present; we know we are playing against a very competitive good team that has a huge advantage coming into the game because coach Jacob Mulee had Afcon qualifiers in March and also their league was not rescheduled and it recently finished.
“Most of the Kenya players were in full competitiveness while in Uganda we were having some certain problems because of our league being in a recess owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
“But no matter all that, we are representing Uganda and I know the game against Kenya will be decided by small details and we shall do everything to make sure those small details go our way.”
“We are anticipating a good match, a football match of friends that will be fought for 90 minutes but after 90 minutes we shall be East African brothers again,” he added.
In the last six matches between the two nations, Kenya have managed one win, Uganda have won twice while the other three have ended in draws.