Uganda Cranes skipper Andrew Mwesigwa has said Ghana will be more on pressure when the two teams battle this weekend in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier.
The Black Stars of Ghana will host Uganda Cranes in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
Mwesigwa who was sent-off on Tuesday in the Cranes 2-0 loss to Niger in an International friendly in Niamey told AfricanFootball.com before the team connected to Accra on Thursday that the hosts Ghana are going to be on pressure in-front of their fans.
“We know what we want in Ghana and will work hard to get it,” said the skipper who has played for the national team for over 10 years now. Mwesigwa said he has played against Ghana before and knows how to handle them.
“I know how to handle them. I know they are stars but we are ready for them,” said a confident Tony Mawejje who was voted man of the match when both Uganda and Ghana met during the 2006 World Cup qualifiers.
Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic also told the players before they left Niamey on Thursday that as a teacher he has taught his students well and hopes they will pass the exams against Ghana on Saturday. “I have done my part, now go for exams. I am confident you will pass,” said the coach.
The Cranes will however miss the services of their on-form striker Geoffrey Massa whose South African team University of Pretoria only released him on Wednesday.