Do-or-Die as Cranes Host Guinea in 2015 Afcon Qualifier

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The Cranes who managed a descent 1-all draw away to Ghana last weekend will hope that the presence of striker Geoffrey Massa and Brian Majwega will boost the team’s fortunes. The duo played pivotal roles including scoring goals in the preliminary rounds of the qualifiers when the Cranes ejected Madagascar and Mauritania.

Uganda Cranes is due to face Group E table leaders Guinea in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole this evening. The game will be played under floodlights.
Although Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s team has enjoyed good form at home, the Guinea team is equally determined to consolidate their lead by securing maximum points.

Their Head Coach Michel Dussuyer told URN after training last evening that although the Ugandan FA booked them into a ‘bad’ Hotel they have remained focused for the game and know how to approach the match.

The team had been booked at the J-Flight Hotel in Makerere Kikoni, but has since moved to Grand Imperial Hotel.

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Guinea will be captained by ex-Hull City and now Sheffield Wednesday defender Kamil Zayatte who missed the first game in their 2-1 win over Togo last Friday.

Soumah Seydouba who netted one of the goals in the win over Togo together with Aboubacar Demba Camara and Ismaël Bangoura are expected to lead the Guinea team.

But the Cranes who managed a descent 1-all draw away to Ghana last weekend will hope that the presence of striker Geoffrey Massa and Brian Majwega who missed the opening Group game will boost the team’s fortunes. The duo played pivotal roles including scoring goals in the preliminary rounds of the qualifiers when the Cranes ejected Madagascar and Mauritania.

Tony Mawejje who was outstanding against Ghana and scored the Cranes goal called upon the fans to rally behind the team in this important game.

Sredojevic said although he respects the Guinea team together with their coach, he is hoping that his team can play even a better game than they played in Ghana. The Cranes Coach said winning the game today will help the team have a big chance in the Group because winning home games in such qualification tournament means a lot.

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The last time the two teams faced off in Kampala over ten years ago, the game ended with a 4-4 draw.

While the Cranes hosts Guinea, Togo who have been boosted by the presence of English Premiership star Emmanuel Adebayor will host the Black Stars of Ghana in another Group E tie today.