Afcon 2017: Kenya to Test Cranes Ahead of Comoros ‘Do or Die’ Clash

Uganda Cranes will play the Harambee stars of Kenya in a buildup match ahead of the Saturday 3rd September ‘do or die’ 2017 Afcon group D qualifier against Comoros, sick Fufa has confirmed.

With ten points in the bag, prostate the Cranes need an outright win against the islanders for a chance to book a berth in the January finals to be hosted in Gabon either as the best team or mathematically in one of the two available spots reserved for the best two ranked runners up.

The friendly match has been scheduled for Tuesday 30th August at the Mandela national stadium Namboole, symptoms just three days to the D-day.

Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has welcomed the preparatory game terming it good for general self-check.

“I am very happy that we have secured an international friendly match against a very good team. It will serve us a general check of players from a whole team shape before the match against Comoros,” coach Micho told the federation media.

2011 Memories.

The last time Uganda faced Kenya in a Fifa recognized match, it ended sour for the hosts who were held to a disheartening barren draw thereby crashing out of the Afcon 2012 qualifiers.

Synonymous to the current campaign, Cranes needed only a win to go to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, the two co-hosts but stagnated on eleven points, one behind eventual group winners Angola who picked 2-0 in Bissau.

Cranes headed to the fixture with ten points akin to current situation.

Among the players who featured in that game and are still active in the current campaign include keeper Dennis Onyango, Mawejje, Umony (injured), Massa, Serumaga (on and off), Ssentongo, Hassan Waswa and Moses Oloya..

October 8th 2011: Uganda 0-0 Kenya

Dennis Onyango, Simeon Masaba, Nestroy Kizito, Andy Mwesigwa, Ibrahim Sekagya, Musa Mudde, Tony Mawejje, Vincent Kayizzi, Mike Sserumaga, Brian Umony and Geoffrey Massa

Substitutes: Abel Dhaira (RIP), Hassan Wasswa, Godfrey Walusimbi, Mike Mutyaba, Robert Ssentongo, Moses Oloya and Geoffrey Sserunkuma.

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