Micho recalls midfielder Aucho for World Cup Qualifiers. Uganda Cranes midfielder has been recalled to the Cranes team for the World Cup Qualifiers.
The midfielder joined the Cranes camp in Ethiopia with Tadeo Lwanga and Joseph Ochaya.
Aucho was in March dismissed from the team camp ahead of Afcon qualifiers after failing to adhere to the National team’s code of conduct. Since then he had never featured for the Cranes.
In a statement released by FUFA, Aucho refused to board the official means of transport organized to pick him from Entebbe International Airport to the team camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel-Kisasi.
Aucho joined the National team in 2013 and is one of the most capped players on the National team with over 53 caps. He has also played two consecutive Afcon finals of 2017 and 2019.
Aucho who has been influential in Uganda Cranes midfield featuring in the last two Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals was first called up by head coach Milutin Sredojević (Micho) to join the Uganda national football team for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and he joined Young Africans Sports club in Tanzania as a free agent after ending his contract at Egyptian’s side Misr El Makkasa in June this year.
The Cranes’ squad of 20 players left Uganda on Thursday for Ethiopia for a build-up game against the Ethiopia National team ahead of their two World Cup qualifying games against Kenya and Mali respectively.
Uganda is in Group E alongside Kenya, Rwanda and Mali. Uganda’s first game will be against Kenya on September 2 in Nairobi. Four days later, Uganda will host Mali at the St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
Earlier in August 2021, Decolas Kiiza, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Uganda, Football Associations-FUFA (https://fufa.co.ug/category/cranesnews/) disclosed that the World football governing body FIFA cleared St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende to host the Uganda Cranes World Cup Qualifiers game against Mali that is scheduled for September.