*Uganda Cranes Vs Burkina Faso | MD 5
2022 African Cup of Nations qualifiers games returns today, 24th March 2021 with match day five, in group B, Uganda Cranes will hope for Victory over the Stallions of Burkina Faso to seal off the 3rd consecutive Qualification to the final tournament slated to take place in Cameroon next year.
Uganda Cranes will host Burkina Faso at an astro turf of St Mary’s Stadium Kitende at 4:00 pm.
Burkina Faso is leading group B with 8 points just one more than Uganda, Malawi who is away playing South Sudan comes 3rd position with 4 points and their today’s opponents are at the bottom of group with 3 points they picked against Uganda when they hosted them in Kenya lately last year.
The first fixture between Uganda Cranes and Burkina Faso ended in a goalless draw (0-0) in Ouagadougou two years ago.
And the last time Burkina Faso visted Uganda in 2016, the game ended with no any no any team scoring during the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Burkina Faso winning on two occasions whilst Uganda once and remaining games ending in draws and all victories coming when the country is hosting the fixture.
Case Study on Uganda Cranes team.
Abdallah Mubiru who will be in charge of his first game as interim Coach after FUFA,the Football governing body asking Irish born Coach Johnathan Mcknistry to step side for a period of one month due to poor results wants to start the job on winning ways.
Uganda will miss the services of Motherwell FC defender, Bevis Mugabi who is still on recovery process from the shoulder injury and Wycombe Wanderers striker, Ikpeazu Uche Mubiru.
Besides those two above mentioned missing players, includes defensive midfielder, Khalid Aucho who is suspended for this encounter for accumulating many yellow cards despite the fact that he has been as well suspended by the FA after his misconduct and won’t feature in the last group game against Malawi on 29th March 2021.
A victory on either side earns themn a ticket in the final tournament come 2022 in Cameroon.
Uganda Cranes Full Squad waiting for selection ahead of today’s game.
Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal, Sudan), Charles Lukwago(KCCA FC-Uganda), Kigonya Mathias ( Azam FC- Tanzania)
Kizza Mustapha (DC Montreal- USA), Ronald Mukiibi(Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi, Ashdod, Israel), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC-Uganda), Elvis Bwomono (Southend United, England), Juuko Murushid (Express FC-Uganda), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa- Uganda)
Miya Faruku (Konyaspor- Turkey), William Kizito Luwagga (Hapoel Kfar Saba- Israel), Waiswa Moses (SupersportUnited-South Africa), Lwanga Taddeo (Simba SC- Tanzania), Michael Azira (New Mexico United-, USA), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Allan Okello (Paradou,Algeria), Lumala Abdu (Pyramids FC- Egypt), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC-Uganda), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC-Uganda).
Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Fahad Bayo (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), KadduPatrick (Youssoufia Berrechid-Tunisia), Sentamu Yunus (Vipers SC-Uganda), Isiagi Daniel (Jomo Cosmos-South Africa).