NAKIVUBO STADIUM 4PM
The Uganda national team the Cranes will this evening take on their East African counterparts Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Stars in The Africa (CHAN) qualifiers for 2016. The CHAN tournament specially designed and organised for home based players, has seen the Cranes feature before (in 2011 and 2014).
They are also on course to progress as they carry a healthy 3-0 lead from the first leg played in Dar es Salaam with two goals coming from new Vipers’ striker Erisa Sekisambu and local league MVP Farouk Miya silencing the home crowd at Amann Stadium who now need to win 4-0 at Nakivubo to progress to the next round where Sudan are waiting.
However, the Home team should stay warned and avoid complacency especially after new Taifa Stars Head Coach Charles Boniface Mkwasa sent a strong message to their opponents that anything can happen in soccer and believes it is still possible for them to overturn the result.
The same position has been share by Cranes captain Hassan Wasswa who has rallied his troops against the Neighbours calling them to fight till the end and avoid complacency which can back fire. “We have to fight to death and stay focussed for the 90 minutes The boys are in good shape and ready to fight for victory come Saturday.” He earlier told the press.
Cranes head coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is expected to make some changes and give an opportunity to U-23 players on the team in preparation the Africa Youth Championship qualifier against giants Egypt due in a fortnight.
The winner between Uganda and Tanzania faces Sudan in the last round of qualification.
James Alitho – GK , Dennis Okoth , Brian Ochwo , Hassan Waswa , Shafiq Bakaki, Derick Tekkwo , Muzamil Mutyaba , Erisa Sekisambu , Farouk Miya , John Semazi, Robert Sentongo .