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CHAN: Uganda Cranes positive ahead of Senegal clash

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African Nations Championship 2022
Group B
Matchday Two
Senegal vs Uganda
Wednesday, 18th January 2023
19th May 1956 Stadium

Uganda Cranes will be seeking to garner maximum points off Senegal as the two teams face off on Wednesday in Annaba, Algeria.

Coach Milutin Sredojevic and his charges are aware of what is at stake in the game and will hope to keep Uganda’s hopes of progressing beyond the group stage by earning victory.

Whereas Uganda settled for a point against Democratic Republic of Congo in the first game, Senegal on the other picked maximum points off Ivory Coast.

The gaffer believes this is the chance for Uganda to go and do better than the first game.

“We have deeply analysed the game against DR Congo and want to improve. We are fully aware of the challenge of entering the den of the Lions of Senegal,” Sredojevic stated in the pre match press briefing before adding, “We are excited over this game and we respect our opponents but in a game of football it is unpredictable. We will make the most of our moments and expose their sources of vulnerability. Our ultimate target is to get performance and results.We have been working with sleepless nights to have details about the Senegal game. It is a human game and a perfect team doesn’t exist.”

Assistant Captain Nafian Alionzi also shares similar sentiments and indicates this is a perfect opportunity to write history.

“Our target is to do better than the previous editions and that means qualifying to the knockout stage. We know the opponents we shall be facing but the determination within us will get the team over the line.” He indicated.

Uganda Cranes will end the Group business with a game against Ivory Coast in Algiers on Sunday.

*Credit: FUFA media.

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