Uganda Vrs Ghana Preview: Injury-hit Black Stars out to battle for points and pride in Kampala

Published on: 06 October 2017
Uganda Vrs Ghana Preview: Injury-hit Black Stars out to battle for points and pride in Kampala
Ghana Black Star team

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.

The Ayew brothers
Ghana will always be favourites but it was so when Uganda traveled to Tamale earlier in the year and managed to pick up a valuable point that has got them dreaming.

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

Richard Ofori-

Daniel Opare-  Daniel Amartey- Nuhu Kasim- Lumor Agbenyenu

Attamah Laweh

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

 

 

BY RAHMAN OSMAN

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