*Uganda Vs Niger | 4:00 PM
*ST Mary’s stadium, Kitende.
Uganda and Niger face off in a match day two of 2023 African Cup of Nations and either side will be hopping to register first win.
Uganda lost 2-0 away to Algeria in their group F opening game whereas Niger came from a goal down to draw with Tanzania.
Niger arrived in the country on the night of Sunday, 9th June 2020 and had a light training at Kisubi grou the following day.
The two sides have meant seven times before each recording 3 wins against each other and rest ending draw.
The last time Uganda played Niger, it was during an International friendly game which ended in favor of Uganda (3-0).
The six games Uganda Cranes have played at the Astro turf of St Mary’s stadium has managed two wins and drawing four (4).
Serbian Micho Milutin is expected to ring some changes in the starting line from the team that against Algeria.
Vipers SC Bobosi Byaruhanga is expected to start this game in place of Youngman Marvin.
Fahad Bayo who missed Algeria game due to his documents not matching is also expected to lead the line.
Meanwhile French Jean Micheal is expected to rely mostly on his two danger men for goals in Victorien Adebayor who play for USGN in Niger super leaguea and Daniel Sosah who plies his trade with Belarusian club Isloch Minsk Raion.
What Micho and Okwi said during the press conference.
“We need to have adequate approach that will practically push us to the direction of keeping our identity and showing that Kitende is a fortress where nobody can come and resist all our plans.” Micho said.
“Believing in players, believing in all your support, believing that we will get the performance and result from tomorrow’s game.” He added.
“The players at the camp are aware of what is at stake. We did not play very well in Algeria. Tomorrow, we look forward to correcting that.” – Captain, Emmanuel Okwi.
Uganda possible starting lineup:
Lukwago; Muleme, Lwaliwa, Mugabi, Bwomono; Bobosi Byaruhanga, Aucho, Karisa; Okwi, Miya, Fahad Bayo.
Niger possible starting lineup:
Van Attenhoven; Alhassane, Diabate, Karim, Garba; Oumarou, Soumana; Wonkoye, Moutari, Adebayor; Sosah.