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Karisa Confident Uganda Cranes Can Get Victory Away in Rwanda

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Milton Karisa fends off a Rwanda player at St.Mary's stadium(Photo by Vipers Media)

Uganda Cranes forward Milton Karisa is confident Uganda Cranes can replicate the similar performance they put up on Saturday as they take on the Amavubi stars of Rwanda in the return leg this weekend.

Karisa has been a key figure in the Cranes road to qualifying to the final of the 2018 Championship of African Nations putting up stellar performances against South Sudan and Rwanda.

The diminutive creative winger indicates that as a team, the focus is to go to Rwanda and pick another victory to finish the qualifying campaign on high.

“I know Rwanda will come all out because they are under pressure and need a good start to redeem their chances but we are ready for that,” Karisa told Chimpreports after Tuesday’s training.

“Every players target is to win. Therefore whatever we got in the first leg is gone and the game in Rwanda will be a new chapter. We are going for maximum points to make sure we end the qualifiers on a high,” he added.

The Vipers picked a minor knock on Saturday but has stated he has got over it and in the perfect conditions to play.

“I got a simple knock but I was able to shake it off and I’m very fine. I have been training and working hard ahead of the return leg,” Karisa stated.

Karisa was influential on Saturday as Cranes cruised past Rwanda 3-0 playing a key role in two of the three goals including the second goal of the game (scored by Muzamir Mutyba) that involved crispy passing.

The former BUL FC player joined Vipers SC at the beginning of last season and has since then been a mainstay in the Uganda Cranes set up since earning his senior debut on 24th March this year against Kenya in a friendly game.

Uganda and Rwanda clash this Saturday at Nyamirambo stadium in the return leg of the CHAN qualifier with the winner advancing to the final tournament slated for January, next year in Kenya.

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