GOAL TIME: Cranes Take On Angola


click geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>All roads leading to Namboole, seek including the Northern bypass, buy are dotted with yellow colours as thousands of Cranes’ supporters move to secure seats at the stadium where Angola is hugely expected to be tamed.

Chanting “we go,” “we believe” slogans, the visibly excited fans intend to assure the national football team of their unreserved and perpetual support as the Ugandan players move to maintain their unbeaten record at Namboole for almost a decade.

With the team reported in “high spirits” and “perfect fitness,” the Cranes are leaving no stone unturned in their quest for the World Cup Qualifier victory against Angola which jetted in on Thursday night.

Having thumped the formidable Liberia only 7 days ago at Namboole, Cranes chances of handing down a humiliating defeat to Angola are one hundred and one.

Coach Micho Sredojevic has done wonders since taking over the Ugandan national team last month, putting Cranes on top form.

Red Bull Salzburg captain Ibrahim Sekajja has spoken of his delight at how far the team have come, warning Angola should expect to endure the agony of passing through the Namboole furnace.

“I think the more Cranes play together, and train, the more understanding that is beginning to show amongst the team. And whoever comes in and does their job, our shape is very solid at the moment,” the defender told on Friday.

“And I think as long as we’ve got that base defensively we know we’ve got the players who can create a bit of magic at any time.”

Uganda has exhibited overwhelming determination and ability to beat Angola and Senegal away in September to progress to the next round of qualifiers.

The Cranes lie second on five points, one behind leaders Senegal.

Liberia and Angola are ties on four.

Moroccan referees Redouane Jiyed, Mohamed Abdelaziz and El Mehraji Lahmidi and Hicham Tiazi have been appointed match officials for the game.

Congolese Marcel Gono is the official adviser while Obukadata Dominic Oneya, a Nigerian, is the match commissioner.


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