Uganda coach, Micho Sredojevic, has tipped African football heavyweights, Ghana and Egypt, to make it from group H of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
Despite the stumble by the Black Stars in last week’s encounter with the Cranes, Egypt had a dream start to their campaign after making their intentions clear by defeating Congo 2-1 in Brazzaville to assume Group E leadership.
Micho told Uganda’s Daily Monitor: “Egypt with Ghana are still carrying tag of favourites due to the fact that Egypt won away.
“But the game against Ghana was very good step in developing our team character and African football identity on the road to enter amongst the best teams on the continent.
“We got a point away in Ghana but we have no right to exaggerate things but realistically look to not be favourites on paper and contenders on the field of play with performance, earning practical not declarative tag of favourites.
“We need to approach the next five matches like five cup finals looking in each to fight like lions in human shape for three points and see what will come out as final product.”
2018 WCQ: Black Stars, Pharaohs Still Favourites