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Uganda Cranes: Mubiru Unfazed With Players Late Arrivals

Coach Abdallah Mubiru says he is not worried about players arrivals ahead of the Uganda Cranes crucial tie against Burkina Faso.

By the time of the match press conference on Tuesday morning, captain Denis Onyango had not reported in camp.

The Sundowns shot stopper later arrived midway through the session.

Israel-based trio of Timothy Denis Awany, Kizito Luwagga and Fahad Bayo were yet to arrive as the side held their last session at Kitende.

“We are not going to look for excuses because we knew there will be late arrivals depending on some of their club schedules,” said coach Mubiru.

There are doubts over Lumala Abdu who trained separately on Monday while Uche Ikpeazu (pulled out), Khalid Aucho (Dismissed) and Bevis Mugabi (injury) will miss out.

Uganda Cranes sit second with seven points, just a point below leaders Burkina Faso and a win against the Stallions on Wednesday will all but out the side through.

The first game in Group B saw the sides play out a goalless draw in Ouagadougou and Mubiru says that he will use that very template to squeeze out a positive result.

“We already saw how they play, we have their analysis and we have prepared our self on how we are going to beat them,” Mubiru added.

This will be the first competitive game for Mubiru as the head coach for the senior side after the Federation asked Jonathan Mckinstry to step aside.

The Police FC coach says that this is not just a special match for himself but for all Uganda.

He stated: “I will be selfish if I say that this game is all about me. This is an important game for every Ugandan, we are here to represent our country and its crucial we take the country back to AFCON finals because its a dream for every Ugandan.”

Uganda Cranes Matches in Group B

November 13, 2019
*Burkina Faso 0-0 Uganda

November 17, 2019
*Uganda 2-0 Malawi

November 12, 2020
*Uganda 1-0 South Sudan

November 16, 2020
*South Sudan 1-0 Uganda

March 24, 2021
*Uganda Vs Burkina Faso

March 29, 2021
*Malawi Vs Uganda


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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