July 23, 2013

Defender Iguma Eager to Lead Uganda to 2014 CHAN Qualification

SC Victoria University defender Denis Iguma has said he is hungry to score against Tanzania on Saturday in the return leg to lead Uganda to the 2014 Africa Nations Championship in South Africa.

Iguma, who helped SC Victoria University win the knock-out Uganda Cup last season to qualify to represent the country in the CAF Confederations Cup next year, said he is looking forward to the game on Saturday at the Mandela national Stadium, Namboole.

Dennis Iguma, scorer of the goal against the Taifa stars in Dar
Dennis Iguma, scorer of the goal against the Taifa stars in Dar

Uganda needs only a draw to qualify for the 2014 event to take place in South Africa. Iguma said with Uganda so close the Cranes will not make the error or underrating the Tanzanians.

Although coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic’s team will hope to benefit from the home support, they will play without the two strikers who started in the first leg in Dar es Salaam. Tony Odur who pulled a muscle was ruled out of the return leg, while Patrick Edema traveled for trials with a third Division side in Portugal.

Micho who returned last evening from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia after watching Cranes players feature for St. George in a CAF Confederations told local media Tuesday morning that he will treat the Saturday game with lots of caution. He said the team Cranes will face features many experienced players from the senior team that can sill manage a surprise turn around.

The Taifa Stars of Tanzania will arrive in Uganda tomorrow afternoon aboard a Precision Air flight.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed officials from Madagascar to handle the Saturday match. Kanoso Abdoul Ohabee will be the referee, while Pierre Andiravoavonyj and Jinoro Velomanana will be the assistants.

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