We Are Wiser Now- Masaba

pill Arial, pill sans-serif; padding: 0px; margin: 14px 0px; text-align: justify;”>Uganda needed victory of any kind against Kenya at Namboole last year to qualify for Gabon and Equatorial Guinea but could not score any goal at a stadium they had netted five times in the opening two qualifying games.

The goalless draw instead saw Angola, who beat Guinea Bissau away, qualify ahead of Uganda.

Now next weekend, Uganda need to score twice against African champions Zambia without reply to be certain of qualification to the Nations Cup in South Africa next year.

Should the 90 minutes end 1-0 in favour of Uganda, the game will be decided on penalties.

Masaba, who has been in the Cranes ranks since early 2000s, knows it is a tough call but believes they can avoid what happened against Kenya.

“I think we learnt from our mistakes against Kenya,” the rightback told after Thursday’s training at Namboole.

“Almost every player who is here was part of the team when we failed against Kenya. They know what we could have done better and they know we have to be careful this time.

“We know what we want, Zambia are very strong but we have to beat them if we are to qualify.”

Meanwhile, Bobby Williamson’s side were joined by the Iceland based duo of Tonny Mawejje and Abel Dhaira for Thursday’s training, the midfielder and goalkeeper having arrived in the country the previous night.


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