Uganda Cranes is currently in Cameroon for the mini-tournament that will prepare them for the final tournament.
According to Johnathan McKinstry, his charges are highly prepared for this tournament.
“We have been in camp for a week and the players have pushed really hard,” McKinstry was quoted saying.
“It is very clear that everyone is focused and determined, they want their ticket to go to Cameroon and to represent Uganda.”
“You can see that in terms of enthusiasm, energy, in terms of learning in the classroom and the field.”
“We came through the week well without injuries, just one or two knocks and nothing serious,” he added.
Cranes will engage in a mini-tournament that will involve Cameroon, Zambia and Niger ahead of the continental competition.
McKinstry claims that the mini-tournament will help his players experience the environment of the host nation Cameroon.
“We think it is very good, players will get time to acclimatize in Cameroon.”
“We are now looking forward, get to Cameroon and start playing,” he noted.
The mini-tournament will be played between January 1 and 7 and McKinstry selected 25 players for the competition.