The Coach of
Senegal’s team Aliou Cisse has said facing Uganda Cranes in the Group of 16
will be a difficult task at the on-going Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in
The Lions of Teranga qualified for the next round on Monday night after a 3-0 win
over Kenya at the 30 June Stadium. The victory sent them second in Group C
where they will now face Uganda Cranes on July 5th in the second
game of next stage at the Cairo International Stadium.
it clear that although his team has the experience having played at the World
Cup, Uganda must be respected because they are a team that has showed lots of
should take the Ugandan team for granted and I will tell my players that
because facing them is not an easy task. We need to make sure we prepare well
to face Uganda because they have showed since the tournament started that they
are here for a serious mission,” added Cisse.
Sadio Mane who netted a brace against Kenya also made it clear that they have
been following Uganda keenly and it will not be an easy side. “We saw the kind
of football they played against Egypt and they are a very good side. We must be
at our best against Uganda,” added Mane who won the UEFA Champions League with
England’s Liverpool FC.
To reach the
round of 16 Uganda Cranes beat DR Congo 2-0 before they drew 1-all against
Zimbabwe and lost 2-0 to hosts Egypt. The Lions of Teranga started with a 2-0 win
over Tanzania before falling 1-0 to Algeria and picking a 3-0 victory over
Kenya in the last Group C match.
teams that have so far qualified for the round of 16 include; Morocco,
Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Egypt. The final
games of the group stage will take place this evening with Mauritania facing
Tunisia and Angola battling against Mali in Group E.
In Group F Benin will take
on the defending champions Cameroon, while Ghana face Guinea Bissau.