Ghana will take on Uganda in their penultimate 2018 World Cup qualifiers knowing that a win might be too little too late to rescue mission Russia 2018.
The Black Stars by far the most consistent African country at the World Cup in summation of the last three editions are 4 points behind Egypt and two behind their opponents this weekend, Uganda.
A desperately disappointing campaign for the team which coincidentally started against the Cranes in Tamale has failed to get into second gear and writing are now on the wall.
Ghana will have to win and hope for a miracle in Alexandria where Egypt will be taking on Congo simultaneously.
The Egyptians know that a win at home will be monumentally historic as it will take them to touching distance of sealing their seat in Russia.
GHANA TEAM NEWS:
Ghana has a few injury concerns with captain Asamoah Gyan, Christian Atsu and left back Baba Rahman all out through injury.
West Ham United star Andre Ayew and his brother Jordan Ayew were also left out of the team.
There is still no Mubarak Wakaso and Agyemang Badu.
UGANDA TEAM NEWS:
Murushid Jjuuko and Khalid Aucho suspended while midfielder Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito will miss through injury he sustained on club duty.
The good news though is the return of midfield gem Tonny Mawejje who has been out of the team since the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
POSSIBLE LINE-UP GHANA
Daniel Opare- Daniel Amartey- Nuhu Kasim- Lumor Agbenyenu
Kingsley Sarfo Thomas Partey Frank Acheampong
Raphael Dwamena-Boakye Yiadom
POSSIBLE LINE-UP UGANDA
Denis Onyango (GK),
Denis Iguma-Isaac Isinde-Savio Kabugo-Godfrey Walusimbi
Hassan Wasswa-Tonny Mawejje-Farouk Miya-Emmanuel Okwi
Derrick Nsibambi-Joseph Ochaya
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