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AFCON Qualifiers: Onyanga Set To Miss Burkina Faso Encounter

Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango, again is the worry for the Cranes’ technical team ahead of this month’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers following an ankle problem at the weekend.

Onyango was taken off at half-time as his club Mamelodi Sundowns beat Algeria’s CR Belouizdad 5-1 in Algiers to keep top of Group B in the CAF Champions League on Sunday.

“The injury is not so bad but he (a Belouizdad player) landed on my ankle as he chipped the ball over me,” Onyango explained his situation at full-time after the encounter played in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The injury is a blow for Sundowns who travel to face DR Congo’s TP Mazembe on Match Day 3 business of the group on Friday.

Sundowns lead that pool with six points while Mazembe, who have Cranes’ left-back Joseph Ochaya in their ranks, are second on two points from as many matches.

Yet, the are also preparing to face log leaders Burkina Faso at home on March 22 and a visit to Malawi on March 30 to wrap up Group B in the 2022 AFCON Qualifiers.

“But I hope I will be fine in a few days. The medical team will try and assess it. It’s a little bit swollen but I will be fine as time goes on,” Onyango said.

Burkina Faso leads Group B with eight points from four matches while Cranes are a point adrift. Malawi has four points while South Sudan is bottom with three

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