By Morris Rawal
Tanzania will pose a far greater threat going forward under newly appointed coach Honor Janza, according to Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic.
On Saturday, September 3 at St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende, Uganda will host Taifa Stars in the second leg of the African Nations Championship qualifiers.
Kim Poulsen was fired on Monday as a result of a string of unsuccessful performances, and Janza was subsequently appointed.
The Danish tactician’s fate was sealed by Uganda’s 1-0 victory over Tanzania on Sunday in Dar es Salaam.
“Teams are usually very dangerous when it is the coach’s first time in charge because the coach and players always want to prove their worth, and tactically, that makes them a strong team,” Micho said
“Janza is my personal friend and he was the assistant coach to Herve Renard when Zambia won the African Cup of Nations in 2012, He was the head coach of Zambia and he helped the team to qualify for the AFCON in 2015 and you can see how experienced he is. I know he will try to establish authority on the team immediately and this will be an epic factor but we shall do anything to qualify.” He added.
The difference between the two regional rivals was the goal scored by youngster Travis Mutyaba in the closing minutes of the first leg in Tanzania.
Tanzania wants to make its third appearance in the CHAN finals, while Uganda hopes to qualify for the sixth time in a row.
The team that wins the match on Saturday will advance to the 2023 CHAN competition, which will be held in Algeria in January.