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AFCON 2022 Qualifiers: What you need to know about Uganda Cranes – South Sudan tie.



AFCON 2022 Qualifiers: Uganda Vs South Sudan

Date: 12th November 2020.

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

Time: 16:00 Hrs.

Live TV : Bbs TV

With hours left to the most anticipated fixture between Uganda Cranes versus Bright Stars of South Sudan on the match day 3 of 2022 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers, curtesy of Saul Mata Tadeo has compiled all you need to know before the kick off of this fixture.


Match officials.

Congo Brazaville referee, Messie Jessie Oved Nkounkou will be the center referee and will be assisted by his country part Styven Mout Sassi Moyo and Jospin Malonga from Central Africa as first and second assistant referee.

Lazard Tsiba Kamba from Rwanda will be the reserve referee, Khalid Abdallah Mohammed from Tanzania as Match Commissioner and Micheal Casingwa from Congo Brazaville as Match assessor.

About the game.

It’s going to be an uphill task to climb for Cyprian Besong Ashu coached side ( South Sudan) to pick point(s) from the group B table leaders Uganda Cranes despite the fact that drawing (0-0) all the two international friendly games they played against Cameroon.

The two sides have played each other five times, Uganda has won on three occasions and two ending draws

South Sudan is coming into this game without a point raging at the bottom of the table with one goal to their name and considing three goals. Having lost against Burkina Faso (1-2) and Malawi (1-0).

Meanwhile Uganda has four points from two games and have scored two goals and concided none.

Since Togo’s (0-1) loss at home in 2014 at Nelson Mandela stadium during the 2015 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers, Uganda has not registered a defeat at home and have not conceded any goal in both Afcon and World Cup Qualifiers.

But this time round Uganda will be hosting from St Mary’s Stadium Kitende a home to UPL outfit, Vipers SC at Astro turf.

About South Sudan team.

South Sudan may considered as minnows to the fans, but they have some good talents in their team and the includes four based players from Australia, Goalie – Majak Maling Mawith who plays for Melbourne, defender- Nyeko Ovelo who plays Atlona cisy soccer, Midfielder- J. Mangan Obede plays for Puth, Australia), and Denis Y. Daluri who plies his trade with Eastern Lions.

Meanwhile, Daniel Chock plays for Vyscocina in Czech republic and Manyumow Achol plays for Kingston of New Zealand.

Tito Okello, Makueth Wol and Wani Ivan in limelight.

Tito Okello who now plays for Gor Mahia will be a player to watch as he returns to the field he knows in and out having played on it for two years while playing for Vipers SC.

Meanwhile Wani and Makueth who play for Uganda premier league clubs Busoga United and Mbarara City respectively will be heavily followed as will be trying to leave a mark.

Uganda Cranes senior team will be playing at St Mary’s Stadium for the first time, but before Uganda hosted Rwanda at the same pitch in 2017 during African Nations Championships (Chan).

How to watch the game.

The game will be live on Buganda Kingdom owned Television, BBS TV and get access to it on StarTimesOn app.

Uganda Cranes will play the reverse on 16th November 2020 at Nyayo National stadium.

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