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Uganda Vs Togo preview | 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier (2nd Round, 2nd Leg)

2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA QUALIFIERS-Preliminary Competition Africa Zone-Round 2

2nd Leg: Sunday, 15th November 2015

Uganda Vs Togo (Uganda  leads 1-0)

 Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Kampala, 4pm

Charges: 20,000/= (Ordinary), 50,000/= (VIP), 120,000/= (VVIP)

Gates open as early as 10 a.m

Live on 102.1 FUFA f.m

Uganda Cranes host the Togolese Sparrow Hawks in the return  leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup second round African Zone qualifier at the Nelson Mandela national stadium, Namboole on Sunday, 15th November 2015.

The match follows Uganda’s 1-0 victory on Thursday November 12 at Stade de Kegue in Lome when Farouk Miya scored the crucial goal in the 40th minute.

Both countries are meeting for the fourth time in 13 months.

Togo’s last appearance in Kampala last October during the 2015 Africa Nations Cup group D qualifiers was that heart breaking 1-0 win over the Cranes before winning in Lome by a similar margin in the return leg.

On Thursday, Uganda Cranes proved they can win away from home given all the odds.

Both Uganda and Togo traveled to Kampala on Friday with Uganda the first to travel via a chartered flight at 2:30 p.m before Togo arrived later at 11 p.m aboard Ethiopian Airlines.

The chartered flight for the Cranes to and from Togo was offered by the president of Uganda, H.E General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

The winner on aggregate is seeking for a slot to the group stages of the world cup qualifiers.

Cranes return at Entebbe International Airport on Friday evening

Uganda Cranes head coach hailed the players for first leg victory but challenged the team to complete the job at home.

We played well but there is no to know that the job must be completed at home in the return leg.

The same message was delivered to the media by the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo during the weekly Federation press conference that took place on Friday than on the usual designated Wednesday.

Eng. Moses Magogo said;

The job is half complete. I call for a spirited performance at Namboole on Saturday to ensure qualification to the group stages of the World Cup qualifiers as we look forward the start of CECAFA 2015 in Ethiopia, CHAN 2016 and the AFCON 2017 qualifiers coming up in March 2016

Come Sunday, Micho will have the rest of the nine players who did not make the trip at his disposal with FIFA rules allowing at least 22 players on the bench.

Midfield general, Tonny Mawejje in action during the first leg. Mawejje offers the crucial experience needed for the team come the return leg

The good news is that the Ugandan camp picked no major injury concerns apart from Tonny Mawejje’s head injury after a collision with an opponent.

On the other hand, coach Tom Saintfiet has the same players too available like the team which featured in the first leg for the Kampala match.

The match which will be broadcast live on 102.1 FUFA f.m will be handled by FIFA referees from the island nation of Madagascar.

Maximum security has been assured by the security operatives and organs who have been deployed for the game.

Cranes XI against Togo at the Stade De Kegue

Uganda Cranes Squad Available:

Goal Keepers: Denis Masinde Onyango, Robert Odongkara, James Alitho and Salim Jamal

Defenders: Denis Iguma, Ivan Bukenya, Joseph Ochaya, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Jjuuko, Godfrey Walusimbi, Denis Okot, Isaac Muleme and Shafiki Bakaki

Midfielders: Moses Oloya, Yasser Mugerwa, Aucho Khalid, Tonny Mawejje, Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito, Farouk Miya, Ivan Ntege, Muzamiru Mutyaba and William Luwagga Kizito.

Strikers: Geoffrey Massa (Captain), Hamis Kizza, Caeser Okhuti and Brian Umony

Togo national team which started the first leg in Lome, Togo

Togo Squad:

Goalkeepers: Mensah Cédric (SR Colmar, FRANCE), Djehani N’guissan (Dyto FC, TOGO), Yakoubou Nouridine (Semassi, TOGO).

Defenders: Mamah Abdul Gafar (Dacia Chisenau, Moldovia), Akakpo Serge (Trabzon 1461, Turkey), Amevor K. Mawouna (Notts County, England), Djene Dakonam (Alcorcon, Spain) Donou Kokou (Semassi, TOGO), Nouwoklo Kossivi (As Togo Port, TOGO), Ouro-Akoriko Sadate (Al Faisaly, S.Arabia), Bossou Vincent (Young Africans, TANZANIA), Dadzie Kodjovi (Gomido, TOGO)

Midfielders: Romao Alaixys (Olympique de Marseille , FRANCE), Ayité Floyd (SC Bastia, FRANCE), Womé Dové (Supersports), Eninful Akoété (Doxa Katakopias, Greece), Atakora Lalawele (Helsingborg, Sweden), Dossevi Matthieu (Standard de Liège, Belgium), Gakpé Serge (Genoa FC, Italy)

Forwards: Ayité Jonathan (Alanyaspor, Turkey), Mawuena Kwame Franck (Stade Malien, MALI), Abraw Camaldine (Kaizer Chiefs), Placca Fessou Euloge Meme (Oosterzonen, Belgium).

PHOTOGRAPHY: FUFA Communications Department

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