Amrouche, Sredojevic excited about Dar es Salaam clash

football27 March 2023 16:49| © Backpage TXT
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In what will be a keenly anticipated 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Group F this week, Tanzania will host Uganda at the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium on Tuesday evening as Adel Amrouche and Milutin Sredojevic express their excitement ahead of the clash.

Kick-off is at 7pm (SA, GMT +2)

Taifa Stars managed to get one over Uganda in the first fixture between the two nations and recorded a slender 1-0 win at the Suez Canal Stadium last week Friday.

Often 50/50 in the ball possession count, there was little to separate Tanzania and Uganda throughout the 90 minutes. However, Tanzania managed to create more goalscoring opportunities than their opponents with Simon Msuva’s effort in the 68th minute being the difference in the game.

After three matches played, Tanzania occupy third spot in Group F and accumulated four points in their qualifying bid.

In view of the game, Amrouche mentioned that playing away is a motivating factor for his side when they travel to Dar es Salaam.

“I have only been with this team for a few days,’ Amrouche said.

“Picking this win away from home is a good motivator ahead of our next home match against the same team next week in Dar es Salaam.”

The defeat left Uganda winless in three qualifying matches played so far and they currently sit at the bottom of Group F with just the single point to their name.

Also, the Cranes’ form over the last handful of fixtures does not make for great reading, recording one victory, two losses and two draws during this period.

Void of confidence, Uganda are also on a three-match losing streak as the travelling outfit in Afcon qualifiers, with a total of four defeats in their last five games on the road.

Reflecting on the task at hand, Micho and company are excited about the fixture against Tanzania despite their recent poor run of form.

“There is no better place for our team than Dar es Salaam,” Sredojevic said.

“A place where people understand football. We're excited to go out there and give our best because it's our chance to bounce back.”