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Uganda playmaker Brian Majwega doubtful for AFCON clash against Ghana

Published on: 31 August 2014
Brian Majwega suffered a thigh injury while playing for his club last week

Uganda playmaker Brian Majwega is doubtful for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against the Black Stars of Ghana on Saturday because of injury.

The Cranes travel to Kumasi for the September 6th match and the key player is unlikely to play the match because of a problem that has been worrying for the past one week.

Head Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic says that Majwega has a muscle problem and might miss the trip to West Africa.

“Let us wait and see what the doctors will decide,” added Sredojevic.

The Cranes travel to Niamey, Niger on Sunday for four days of camping before connecting to Kumasi for a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier match slated for September 6th.

Majwega pulled a muscle while featuring for KCCA FC last weekend in a play-off game against Rwanda’s Police FC in the Cecafa Kagame Club Championship in Kigali.

Majwega who scored one of the goals in Uganda’s 2-0 win over Mauritania in the qualifiers has been a pillar in the Cranes attack.

Sredojevic said the team medical doctor will decide if the player can make the trip or stay in Kampala.

“If he fails to make the trip we shall miss him because he has been in good form for the team and also for KCCA FC at the Cecafa Kagame Club Championship. But we need to take players who are 200% fit,” he reasoned.

Sredojevic said he expects all the foreign based players to connect in Niamey where they will also play an International friendly match on Tuesday.

Niger is preparing to face Cape Verde in the 2015 Afcon qualifiers.

After the Ghana game in Kumasi, the Cranes who are expected to return on September 8th will host Guinea after two days at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The match is expected to be played under floodlights.

The government through the Ministry of Health has already issued conditions that the Guinea team has to follow as a precautionary measure for the Ebola virus.

Guinea is one of the West African countries that has been hit by the Ebola virus.


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