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Cameroon Vs Uganda: Preview and Probable Lineup

Friday, January 1
*Cameroon Vs Uganda Cranes – 8pm

Uganda Cranes and Cameroon will face off in the opening game of the Pre-Chan mini tournament at the Ahmadou Ahidjo multipurpose Stadium in Yaounde.

Zambia and Niger are the other participants in the four-nation tournament.

The week-long tournament, is intended to fine tune the nations ahead of the CHAN Finals due January 16 to February 7, 2021.

Uganda arrived in Cameroon on Tuesday and has conducted two training sessions outside the main stadium in preparation for the Cameroon tie.

Uganda Cranes training in Cameroon. FUFA photo

Head coach Jonathan Mckinstry is expected to try out a couple of things as he prepares his side for the finals where he is grouped alongside Togo, Rwanda and Holders Morocco.

“It is two contrasting preparations. Obviously for us we got the players a week ago but connectivity needs to be worked on,” Mckinstry told FUFA media ahead of Friday’s game.

“We also had the 5 rounds of action which our opponents have not had the league action since March but have played 4-5 buildup matches in the last three weeks.”

Mckinstry will name a strong eleven but the team travelled without KCCA FC players as the club still has a CAF Confederation Cup game on January 6 against AS Kigali.

Uganda Cranes Probable XIJoel Mutakubwa, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Mustafa Mujuzi, Halid Lwaliwa, Shafic Kagimu, Karim Watambala, Tony Mawejje, Shaban Mohammed, Joachim Ojera, Milton Karisa

Pressure On Hosts Cameroon

The Intermediate Lions will seek to create a positive atmosphere going into the CHAN tournament proper, and no better way to do it than to make their statement known in the Pre CHAN mini tournament.

Cameroon Intermediate Lions. Fecafoot

Coach Martin Ndtoungou Mpile summoned a 33-man squad but with the domestic league off for close to a year, the side has a huge mountain to climb.

They have played two friendlies in the past days – losing 1-0 to Ranard of Melong and a goalless draw on Tuesday against UMS of Loum in Douala.

PWD Bamenda were crowned league champions for the first time when the league was canceled due to Covid19 and club skipper Derrick Burinyuk, Yankam Besile and Haschou Kerrido and Joel Ondowa will want to translate that performance to national level.

In an interview with mySoccer24, attacking Midfielder Felix Oukine who plays for Cotonsport, said that his target this year is to win the CHAN.

Officials For Cameroon Vs Uganda

*Referee – Bito Jeannot
*Assistant 1 – Oumarou Sanda
*Assistant 2 – Menye Mpele Rodrique
*Fourth Official – Effa Essouma Antoine
*Match Commissioner – Abbo Mohamadou

Rest of Pre CHAN mini tournament Fixture:

January 2
*Zambia Vs Niger – 6pm

January 4
*Zambia Vs Uganda – 6pm
*Cameroon Vs Niger – 8pm

January 7
*Niger Vs Uganda – 6pm
*Cameroon Vs Zambia


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