Sunday, October 10
*Uganda Vs Rwanda – 4pm
*Kenya Vs Mali – 4pm
1.Mali – 7
2.Uganda – 5
3.Kenya – 2
4.Rwanda – 1
Uganda Cranes play host to neighbours Rwanda Amavubi Stars at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende in Group E of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
The Cranes beat Rwanda 1-0 in the reverse fixture on Thursday at Kigali Stadium thanks to Fahad Bayo’s goal, and the hosts will be hoping to complete a double.
Micho is well aware that maximum points may send the side on top of the table provided Mali fail to beat Kenya Harambee Stars in the other game.
Sadly, standin captain halid Aucho will miss the encounter due to suspension after picking a yellow card in Rwanda.
KCCA FC veteran defender Denis Iguma will don the armband in Aucho’s absence.
“We know the fans will be watching, we go there knowing that you will be with us in spirit. We will give our best,” said Iguma on Saturday.
“I want to thank all the players for the effort we put in Rwanda. Its not yet over, we respect them, they can also win here as well, but we will give our best and we are very prepared.”
There is no room for error for the Cranes given that only the top team in the group advances to the last stage of the qualification campaign.
Make Or Break For Amavubi Stars
A loss on Sunday will completely end Rwanda’s little chances of topping the group for a place in the next round.
They started off this campaign with an away 1-0 loss to Mali, drew 1-1 at home to Kenya before Thursday’s loss.
They are draw specialists on the road, a spell that is highlighted by a run of seven draws.
Against Uganda last Thursday, they were unlucky not to pick a point given their impressive start and lion’s share of possession at Kigali Stadium.
On Sunday, they will need the forwards Jacques Tuyisenge and Meddie Kagere to be at their best of they are to pick something at Kitende.
Muzamir Mutyaba scored a brace and Derrick Nsibambi was also on target as Uganda Cranes beat Rwanda 3-0 at Kitende in 2018 CHAN Qualifiers.
How To Watch
The game will be played behind closed doors. It will be broadcast live on Azam TV who have the rights to broadcast these qualifiers in the region. UBC will have the match on free to air decoders.
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Uganda – Ismail Watenga, Denis Iguma, Isaac Muleme, Enock Walusimbi, Timothy Awany, Taddeo Lwanga, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Moses Waiswa, Fahad Bayo, Steven Mukwala, Mustafa Kizza
Rwanda – Emery Mvuyekure, Abdul Rwatubyaye, Salomon Nirisarike, Kevin Muhire, Fitina Omborenga, Emmanuel Imanishimwe, Rafael York, Olivier Niyonzima, Haruna Niyonzima, Jacques Tuyisenge, Meddie Kagere
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