Cranes of Ugandan coach, Micho Sredojevic said his team will give the Super Eagles a tough test in their March 26 International friendly at the Uyo Stadium in Akwa Ibom State.
The 45 years old Serbian who has been in charge of the Ugandan team since 2013 stated that though they have a lot of respect for the Eagles, his wards will be in no mood to be rolled over as Uganda was using the match to set the tone for the 2017 African Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers starting in June.
“Nigeria has big name players. I watched six of them at the weekend in Big European games.
“They deserve respect but not over respect as we need to think about ourselves, have self-respect and most importantly, check where our players making the travelling team are at present – in mental, physical, technical and tactical aspect.
“We look forward to the match as sportsman and thanking Nigeria that have chosen us as partners to check up both teams present state before June qualifiers.”
Nigeria settled on Uganda after Bolivia withdrew from the earlier scheduled friendly citing reported insecurity in the West African country.
Uganda and Nigeria have met six times with the Cranes winning half of them, losing two and drawing one.
The Cranes are expected to arrive Abuja today.