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Cranes In Must Win Tie Against Sudan

Regional champions Uganda Cranes are focused to get maximum points against Sudan when they face-off this afternoon in the last Group C game at the on-going Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.
Uganda Cranes team before facing Eritrea on Monday at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.
Regional champions Uganda Cranes are focused to get maximum points against Sudan when they face-off this afternoon in the last Group C game at the on-going Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.

 

The match at the Nyayo Stadium will determine who tops the group and face the Kilimanjaro Stars of Tanzania in the first quarter final match on Saturday in the Coastal town of Mombasa.

 

The two teams are tied at the top of the table, but Cranes Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has called upon his players to play their hearts out and win the game. He told URN that although he knows that the Sudan team is very tactical and experienced, his boys must go and prove a point.

 

The two teams have each stopped Eritrea and Rwanda in earlier matches. Skipper Emmanuel Okwi who made his first appearance against Eritrea and netted a brace after being out in the opening game with a fever. The SC Villa forwad said although it will be a very tough game because Sudan is not that easy, he thinks Cranes  win the match.

 

The defense of Savio Kabugo, Richard Kasagga and Geoffrey Walusimbi must keep a close watch on one of the tournament’s leading scorers Saleh Ibrahim (three goals) who has proved a lethal striker. Sudan Coach, Suliman Mubarak also admitted that it will be a tough encounter because Uganda is no push over.

 

A draw for the two teams will warrant the Cecafa technical committee to toss a coin to determine who leads the group just like will be the case for Group A between hosts Kenya and Ethiopia. The Amavubi of Rwanda will also board the next flight out of Nairobi if they fail to beat Eritrea this afternoon at the Machakos Stadium.

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