Our Target Is Victory In Malawi – Ochaya

Uganda Cranes left back Joseph Ochaya says they need Maximum points from Malawi when the two sides meet on Monday 29th in their last AFCON qualifier.

Ochaya made those remarks on Friday following the Cranes training session at Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.

The TP Mazembe defender had a good game when the Cranes drew goalless with Burkina Faso at Kitende, getting one of the best chances to break the deadlock, only for his effort to be denied by Stallions goal keeper Kofi Herve.

The result saw the Cranes remain in the second place with eight points, one adrift leaders Burkina Faso.

Speaking on Friday, Ochaya narrated that every player is ready to get maximum points against Malawi on Monday.

“Training in camp is not bad. Everyone is concentrated because we need only a win away from home not a draw.

“The reason as to why we are training is to get a win away from home.

“With the training we are having, it has made us come back quickly because we know the task ahead of us so the training is for a must win.”

The Cranes have a relatively huge task when they face Malawi away from home at Lilongwe having dropped two points against Burkina Faso.

Malawi who sit third with seven points will also be targeting maximum points to qualify.

On this, Ochaya says they have been playing at different stages before adding on that they are going to fight until the end.

“We are football players and we have been playing wherever we have been.

“When we get a draw it will not be bad but the most important thing is a win. That is why we are training so hard to fight for our luck in the away game.”

The Cranes only need to draw or win against Malawi on Monday in order to seal a place in the final AFCON tournament to be held in Cameroon early next year.

If they earn a positive result against Malawi, it will be Uganda’s third time in a row of qualifying for the final AFCON tournament.

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