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AFCON Qualifiers 2023: Cranes upbeat ahead of Tanzania encounter

The start for Uganda Cranes in the 2023 TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers may be sloppy at the moment but not all is lost.

Uganda has been able to pick one point from the opening three games in Group F and thus the remaining games are all crucial if qualification is to be achieved.

The reverse fixture against Tanzania on Tuesday at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium is a make or break for the Cranes.

Coach Milutin Sredojevic is fully aware of what is at stake and he thinks his charges have put the loss on Friday last week behind them and ready to open a new chapter.

‘One detail can take you to hell and the other can take you to heaven and that is what happened in the last match.We now have chance for redemption in this game and we are coming here to fight for maximum points.’ He said.

“I have full trust in the players and they know how crucial this game is and are hoping for positive results.” He added.

Captain Emmanuel Okwi has no love lost for the Tanzanian people with majority of the players for Taifa Stars his close friends.

“I have always had love from the people of Tanana. Many of the players have been my teammates or opponents when I played here. The friendship will always stay but during the game, we will all be fighting to make our countries proud.” He said.

Gavin Kizito and Steven Ssrwadda are ruled out of the game due to injuries.

Uganda is fourth in Group F with one point. The same group has Algeria and Niger.

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