2018 World Cup Qualifier: Uganda target Ghana's defeat to commemorate 9th October Independence Day celebration

Published on: 06 October 2017

Uganda are not only targeting to defeat the Black Stars of Ghana heavily to facilitate their chances of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup for the first time but are also aiming at intensifying the celebrations off their Independence Day which falls on 9th October, two days after the game.

The Cranes of Uganda are second in Group E with 7 points behind leaders Egypt who are on 9, and a win against the Black Stars on Saturday will shoot the East Africans in a great position of making their first World Cup appearance.

But the Uganda Football Association (FUFA) is not only targeting the win to brighten their chances of qualifying but want to kill two birds with a stone.

Uganda had their political independence from Great Britain on 9th October 1962 and will be celebrating their 55th Anniversary on Monday, and a win over Ghana will add butter to bread in their celebrations.

Uganda and Ghana lock horns in the penultimate group game in the qualifier at the Namboole Stadium in Kampala on Saturday in what could be described a must-win for the Cranes.

Ghana have 5 points from just a win and two draws in the group following a disappointing start to the campaign, handing Egypt a great advantage of making an appearance at the biggest football fiesta for the first time since 1990.

A win over Ghana in Kampala on Saturday for Uganda will put them on top of the group with 10 points while they wait anxiously for the results of the clash between Egypt and Congo which will be played at the Borg Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

The Independence Day celebrations in Uganda will be handed a massive boost if they secure a win over Ghana while the whole country will be thrown in complete darkness if Ghana succeeds in winning the game in Kampala.

By: Sheikh Tophic Sienu @desheikh1 on twitter