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Micho tips Nigeria, Zimbabwe for CHAN final

Published on: 29 January 2014
Uganda coach Milutin Sredojevic

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has tipped Nigeria and Zimbabwe to overcome their opponents in today’s 2014 Africa Nations Championship semifinal ties.

Micho’s team bowed out in the group stage after beating Burkina Faso, drawing with Zimbabwe and falling to Morocco.

Speaking from Kampala ahead of the semifinal clashes, Micho told that although Ghana have showed good fighting spirit, the Super Eagles are on a high and will win the game.

“After their unbelievable comeback from three goals down against Morocco in the quarterfinal, the Nigerian team has fired on all cylinders and are playing more as a unit. They are the highest scoring team in the tournament and are playing well,” said Micho.

The Serb said although Zimbabwe did not start well in the tournament, they have conceded only one goal and have relied on a tight defence.

“They defend in numbers and attack in numbers as well. I think their formation will outdo Libya’s 4-4-2 formation,” reasoned the coach.

To reach the semis, Nigeria battled to eject Morocco 4-3, while Ghana defeated DR Congo 1-0.

Micho, who has coached in Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Sudan and South African, pointed out that he is enjoying the level of football at the tournament.

“I think the level of competition this time is more explosive than in the last two editions of the tournament,” he concluded.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • spellBOUND says:
    January 29, 2014 06:14 pm
    micho, zim has already fallen to libya. 9ja will soon fall. gha-libya in the final
  • johnny says:
    January 29, 2014 07:06 pm
    Any link to watch the game?
  • johnny says:
    January 29, 2014 05:55 pm
    Nigeria has scored 12 and conceded 8. Ghana has conceded just one goal so far. Nigeria has porous defense. If Ghana does not waste the chances that are sure to come their way, they will top Nigeria and advance to the final game.
  • apiangalege says:
    January 29, 2014 04:58 pm
    Hi,Ghana guys take it easy,what the guy said is as clear as daylight to all who s not a blind bat. Patience,guys it s less than a hour to go to know who's the blessed between Ghana and
  • hamzy says:
    January 29, 2014 02:35 pm
    Micho or whatever you call yourself, even your Serbian national team cannot stand our local black stars.
  • Ghanaman says:
    January 29, 2014 03:12 pm
    Who cares what a Stupid Ugandan coach thinks??
  • GHFUO, change ur MENtality says:
    January 30, 2014 10:25 pm
    uganda should fire this guy. he is clueless as acoach. im sure he bought his coaching license..