Okwi Injury Woes Deepen


store geneva;”>The Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) striker who suffered a thigh injury on Monday couldn’t finish today’s training session after twisting an ankle when he collided with central defender Savio Kabugo was on Wednesday evening helped off the turf in unbearable pain.

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Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic told that the striker is a doubt unless he recovers in the shortest time possible leading to the match.

“We are hopeful that he might shake off the injury, but if he does not then I will use the players available like Robert Ssentongo and Daniel Sserunkuma,” said Sredojevic.

Okwi, who was the supplier of the pass netted by Tony Mawejje in the Cranes’ 1-0 win over Liberia last weekend, scored in the team’s 1-1 draw with Angola last year in the early Group J game. The team manager Chrispus Muyinda said apart from Okwi, all the other players are injury free.

Samona’s Lugolobi flanked by Cranes stars Wasswa and Onyango carried friuts and Water to the Cranes camp

The coach said the team was responding well and was concentrating on tactical awareness and movement ahead of the Angola match.

He said although Uganda has beaten Angola in the past in the same stadium, this is a different game and the stakes are even higher this time.

“We need to work hard and stay focused as we go into this game,” added Micho.

Okwi could only be helped to walk

Meanwhile, custodian Denis Onyango trained with team albeit receiving due attention from the team medics every after recess. He posted excellent performance though his deputy Robert Odongkara who stood-in against Liberia last weekend looked the better of the duo.

Angola’s Sable Giant Antelopes are expected to jet in today (Thursday) night though its believed almost the entire Angola FA top-brass has been in Kampala for the since Tuesday strategising for the crucial Saturday encounter against Uganda at Mandela National Stadium.


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