AFCON Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes Aim For Maximum Points To Seal Qualification

AFCON Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes Aim For Maximum Points To Seal Qualification

By Norman Isaac Mwambazi 

Matchday five of the qualifications for the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) that will be hosted by Cameroon in January 2022 is upon us today and in Group B, Uganda are hosting group leaders Burkina Faso. The match will be played at St Marys Stadium in Kitende, kick-off at pm.

Win a good home record, Uganda are confident and the boys are in high spirits to take all the three points from today’s fixture, which will most likely seal their qualification for the continental tournament.

AFCON Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes aim for maximum points to seal qualification
Uganda Cranes players in a training session yesterday.

“Everything we have tried to work on has been successful. The team is in good spirit; the players have been complying and responding well. Everyone is ready to face the task ahead of us. We are hoping for the best result in tomorrow’s game,” Uganda Cranes Head Coach Abdallah Mubiru said during a press conference held after yesterday’s training session.

He added, “I don’t want to be selfish for this game, to be entirely about me as a person. It is important for all of us as a country. It is a dream for every Ugandan to see the team performs well and it will even be more important that we win and brighten our chances of qualifying for the third successive time.”

AFCON Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes aim for maximum points to seal qualification
Getting prepped up. PHOTOS BY FUFA.

Uganda are one point behind today’s opponents Burkina Faso and a win would take the top of the table ahead of the final group match with third-placed Malawi on March 29, 2021, so it is an important match.

“We know how important the game is. We are prepared as players and ready to fight for the best result against Burkina Faso. The preparations have been smooth. The coaches have done their best to make sure we are in fine shape,” Emmanuel Okwi, Uganda Cranes vice-captain said.

Uganda Cranes skipper “Mr Ssafe hands” Dennis Onyango arrived in the country yesterday and joined the team camp right away.

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