Uganda striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma says they are desperate to defeat Ghana on Saturday to prevent Egypt from reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Zambia-based striker will need to be at his best if they are to defeated the wounded Black Stars who are seeking to salvage some image and keep alive their slim hopes of qualifying.
The Black Stars know that even with a win in Kampala their World Cup dreams will be over if Egypt overcome visiting Congo Brazzaville on Sunday.
The Pharaoh's host Congo Brazzaville in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Sunday.
Egypt are currently top Group E with nine points and could qualify for Russia if they beat Congo and Uganda fail to win in Kampala against Ghana on Saturday.
However, the Buildcon forward, who is already counting five goals in eight Zambian league matches since moving from KCCA after topping the scoring charts last season with 21 goals, is demonstrating his predatory instincts.
Now Sserunkuma wants to transfer that form to the Cranes when Uganda host Ghana Black Stars on Saturday at Namboole in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
“It’s the game we are all looking forward to,” Sserunkuma, 34, told Daily Monitor yesterday,
“So it is very important.”
“We know that by hosting Congo, Egypt has many advantages at home. So we also have to do our best here and win.”
Ghana will present a depleted squad for the match in Uganda.