Onyango Worry For Cranes - Sredojevic Top story

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Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Micho Sredojevic is worried about the latest injury to South African based goalkeeper Denis Onyango.

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic is worried about the latest injury to South African based goalkeeper Denis Onyango.


The national team's first choice goalkeeper Onyango got injured on Saturday ahead of ABSA League champions Mamelodi Sundowns last League game against Platinum Stars.


"This is not very good news as we prepare for an international build-up against Zimbabwe and a crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Botswana," Sredojevic told URN on Sunday.


The coach said Onyango is now a big doubt till he is passed fit. "I will not risk taking players who are half fit because the game against Botswana is very crucial for us in the Group," said the coach. Uganda are second in Group D with seven points just like Burkina Faso who have a better head to head since they beat Uganda 1-0.


Sredojevic said two professional players Farouk Miya and defender Denis Iguma are already in the country ready to start training with the team on Tuesday.  


Asked about Germany Bundesliga side Werder Bremen's Lorenzen Melvyn who has been called for the first time, the coach said the Federation is handling the player's travel plans. "We shall wait to assess him when he arrives in Uganda," added the coach.

It is the first time the 21-year old player has been named on the Ugandan team after he accepted to feature for the team although he has spent several years in Germany. The talented youngster is born to a Ugandan father and Germany mother.


The Cranes will face Botswana away on June 4th in a crucial Group D qualifier. The team will however battle Zimbabwe on May 31st in an international friendly.