Uganda will return to action on Saturday with a home duel against Lesotho in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Following a goalless draw against Tanzania in the previous game which left many unanswered questions, the Cranes have another chance to impress the home crowd.
Besides, the urge to maintain grip at the summit of group L which gives chance to return to the continental show piece is the prime target for the Cranes.
With the team currently undergoing intensive training ahead of Saturday’s showdown, Cranes assistant captain Hassan Wasswa Mawanda believes the commitment and focus from the players is positive and they will go into the game hoping for maximum points.
” We are all in good shape and everyone is doing well for now. The commitment from everyone is a testament of how important Saturday’s game is to us. ” he said.
“We are working hard to make sure we can get three points in the game against Lesotho because this will brighten our hopes of qualifying.” Wasswa who plies his trade at Egyptian outfit El Geish added.
The Cranes under French tactician Sebastien Desabre are still top of the table in group L on four points, two ahead of Lesotho and Tanzania while Cape Verde have one point.
Uganda will play Lesotho at Mandela National Stadium on Saturday before the two sides face off for the return leg in Maseru on Tuesday next week.
The top two teams in each group will qualify for the final tournament slated to be hosted in Cameroon next year. It should be noted that this will be the first tournament to feature 24 nations after a decision to increase from 16.