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Mauritania's Ali Lemghaifry To Handle Cranes Tie

The Uganda Cranes team is set for their 2014 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) opening Group B match against Burkina Faso at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa tonight.
Uganda Cranes players duirng a training session in Cape Town.
The Uganda Cranes team is set for their 2014 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) opening Group B match against Burkina Faso at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa tonight.

 

Mauritania’s Ali Lemghaifry has been selected to be the man at the Centre of the game as the event meant for local based players in their league back home enters Day 2. But before the Cranes take to the field, Morocco will battle Zimbabwe in an earlier match at the same Stadium.

 

Sylvester Kirwa, the only Kenyan referee will also be on duty on Monday in a game between Ghana and DR Congo at the Free State Stadium. Kirwa also officiated at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and was handed three games.

 

The CHAN event, now in its third edition kicked off on Saturday with two entertaining games at the Cape Town Stadium.

 

Hosts South Africa came from behind to beat Mozambique 3-1, while African champions Nigeria were shocked by Mali 2-1.

 

But the Super Eagles defender Egwuekwe Azubuike said they should not be written off as yet. He said although they lost the opening game they have no way out now but to go all out and beat Mozambique in their next game.

 

The defender told URN that they should not be written off because there are some teams that start badly and win all remaining games in the tournament, and we are capable of doing that.

 

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