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CHAN 2022: Uganda Cranes on the cusp of glory ahead of Ivory Coast clash

CHAN 2022
Group B
Uganda vs Ivory Coast
Nelson Mandela Stadium
Sunday, 22nd January 2022
Kickoff: 10PM (EAT)

Uganda is on the brink of making history at the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN). The Cranes have a chance to qualify for the knockout phase for the first time.

What stands between failure and glory is Ivory Coast, the team they face on Sunday at the newly built Nelson Mandela Stadium in Algiers.

Uganda Cranes go into the final group game oozing with confidence having secured victory over Senegal on Wednesday to go top of Group B with 4 points.

However, coach Milutin Sredojevic believes the story is not complete until the final whistle on Sunday.

“Whatever we have done in the last two games could turn out meaningless if we do not get a good result against Ivory Coast. Therefore, we go into this game with full commitment and hoping to get a result good enough to send us through,” he said.

Midfielder Moses Waiswa indicates their sight is set at finishing top of the Group.

“Ending as Group Leaders will be important in determining who we face at the quarterfinal stage. And that makes the game against Ivory Coast important. We go into Sunday’s game focused on securing all three points and maintaining our status as Group leaders.” He said.

Uganda is seeking to qualify for the knockout phase for the first time in six attempts.

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