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AFCON: Miya Not Intimidated By Next Opponent

Monday, July 1
*South Africa Vs Morocco – 7PM
*Namibia Vs Ivory Coast – 7PM
*Tanzania Vs Algeria – 10PM
*Kenya Vs Senegal – 10PM

Farouk Miya has said that he is not scared of any opponent they will face in the round of 16 after his side managed to reach the knockout despite losing to hosts Egypt.

Miya believes that the Cranes have what it takes to beat anyone in the round of 16.

The Cranes lost 2-0 to favourites Egypt in a game which the scoreline doesn’t suggest what truly happened on the pitch – Uganda dominated proceedings especially early in the game, but failed to find a breakthrough before goals from Mohammed Salah and captain Ahmed Elmohamedy gave the hosts an halftime advantage.

Uganda will play group C runners up, a spot which may be occupied by Senegal or Kenya, waiting for Monday’s result when the teams faceoff.

Speaking of who would be an easy team to go past, Miya claimed that the Cranes are just ready for any opponent:

“We are very aware that at the round of sixteen there is no weak team, so whoever comes whether Kenya or Senegal we are very ready to take on the challenge.”

Miya is yet to score a goal but has provided assists to two of Uganda’s three goals at the ongoing tournament.

Cranes’ Nicholas Wadada (14) in a game against Egypt. CAF

Uganda finished second of group A with four points, five behind leaders Egypt. This is the first time that Uganda reached knockout stage in 41 years since 1978 when the side lost 2-0 to Ghana in the finals.

Sebastien Desabre’s troops will have DR Congo to partly thank after the neighbours pummeled Zimbabwe.

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