KCCA FC striker Brian Umony is a big doubt for the Uganda Cranes ahead of their Group E 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Togo.
“I have an ankle injury and the pain is really a lot. I do not know if I will be fit for the game against Togo,” the striker said in an interview.
Cranes coach Micho Sredojevic however included him in his 27-man provisional squad on Wednesday and might lose the fight to make the final 18 as they come up against experienced Geoffrey Massa (University of Pretoria), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba) and youngsters Karim Ndugwa and Yunus Ssentamu. Dan Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia) is the other striker. The squad has four goalkeepers, nine defenders, eight midfielders and six strikers.
The Cranes who top Group E with four points and a better goal difference than the Black Stars of Ghana will host Emmanuel Adebayor’s Togo Hawks on October 11 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Defeat for the Hawks will mean they are totally out of contention for a place in the Afcon finals in Morocco.
Umony who was recalled to the Cranes team after over a year when he battled with injuries at Azam FC in Tanzania said that he is undergoing treatment. “I have not even featured for any League game for KCCA FC,” added the striker who featured in the preliminary matches against Mauritania and the two Group games away to Ghana and at home to Guinea.
The Cranes held Ghana to a 1-1 draw in their opening Group E game away in Kumasi, before stopping Guinea 2-0 in Kampala.