Tottenham Hotspurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor is in town and he has a mission-to destroy Uganda Cranes’ dreams and once again leave fans heartbroken in a promising African Cup of nations campaign.
The former Arsenal and Real Madrid striker jetted in early yesterday amid tight security without his team mates who were camped in Kenya.
He is Uganda Cranes main threat from the Wet African side that sits bottom of group E after two rounds of qualifiers played. They lost their first two games to Guinea 2-0 and Ghana 2-3 and will be badly in need of maximum points to give them a chance and put them into contention for a spot in next year’s African Cup of Nations to be held in Morocco.
The Sparrow Hawks captain will prove a handful for the likes of Cranes captain Andy Mwesigwa and Isaac Isinde or Savio Kabugo when Uganda take on the in the 2015 Nations Cup qualifiers at Namboole today.
“Instead of going and marking him we need to mark and look for the balls that are coming to him… it means before problem becomes big by the ball reaching to him we need to find a way of blocking the balls, of closing the supply. That is first.” Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic told the press when asked about Adebayor’s threat.
Togo coach Tchakala Tchanile’s will hope Adebayor travels with his scoring boots as the towering 6’ 3’ striker will be his main weapon to try and breach the Cranes defence for goal scoring opportunities.
Cranes are top of the group with 4 points ahead of Ghana who play Guinea in the other group game. Today’s game kicks off at 4:00pm in Namboole, Tickets are at 20,000/=(Ordinary) and 50,000/=(VIP)