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Uganda captain Andrew Mwesigwa says Ghana will be under pressure in qualifier

Published on: 05 September 2014

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 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.


This article has 3 comment(s), give your comment
  • paradox says:
    September 05, 2014 09:53 am
    yes they will be under pressure coz they will aim to impress their angry fans & as a result Uganda will win. Ghana0 Uganda1
  • Chu says:
    September 05, 2014 10:57 am
    Paradox, we would not worry much if we loose cause I know some Ghanaians even want the team to loose so they can get their hands on the coach. But I worried for Zambia. They beat a Sudan team without Mudathir, the captain, Bala Eldin, their excellent co striker and other first team guys. And the whole blind nation rejoiced as if they had qualified. But if you fail to win 2moro, count yourselves out cause I don't see you winning in Praia and Niamey and not even Maputo. Then I would be there to read 200 and over blame posts. Goodluck to Janza anyway. Wishing Chipolopolo the best.
  • james says:
    September 05, 2014 01:27 pm
    Uganda can only frustrate Ghana by being over-defensive and physical but they may end up getting many yellow cards and a red card. No East, Central and Southern African country has beaten Ghana here for a long time now so Uganda is not going to be an exception. To fellow Ghanaians, if our anger against the BS is because of Akwesi Appiah and the BS Mgt. Ctte, let us know that these people would one day leave their posts but the Black Stars remain the senior national football team of Ghana so the earlier we forget about Brazil and rally behind the team, the better. Thank you all.