Wednesday, January 26
*Nigeria Vs Guinea – 5:30PM
*Uganda Vs Zimbabwe – 8:00PM
*Egypt Vs DR Congo – 11:00PM
Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has claimed that his side will be fighting for maximum points when they take on Zimbabwe.
This will be Uganda’s second group A game after beating DR Congo 2-0 on Saturday – Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi scored a goal for the Cranes.
The French man, speaking in a press conference ahead of Wednesday’s showdown, told the media that the team is focused and concentrated towards the game:
“We are focused and concentrated for the Zimbabwe game on Wednesday. The win we registered against DR Congo now means for nothing.
“We need maximum points against Zimbabwe so that we head to the final game with Egypt when we are relaxed and already qualified. We respect Zimbabwe because they have very good individual players but we shall give it our best shot.”
Uganda Cranes will conduct their final training session on Tuesday night at Arab Contractors’ Stadium in Cairo, this confirmed via FUFA website.
Uganda and Egypt have collected three points each in group A but the former occupy top seat with a superior goal difference – Egypt beat Zimbabwe by one goal.
Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe have not yet picked any point.
Uganda’s victory will guarantee their place in the knockout phase.
Zimbabwe whose feat will end if they fall to Uganda Cranes, will look to captain Knowledge Musona and Kharma Billiat to restore lost hope.
Uganda starting XI vs DR Congo
Denis Onyango, Bevis Mugabi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Abdul Lumala, Emmanuel Okwi, Patrick Kaddu, Farouk Miya.