Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Uganda

Cranes confront Lone Stars



The Uganda Cranes and Lone Stars of Liberia on Sunday go into their 2014 World Cup qualifier in Monrovia with both teams looking for their first maximum points of the campaign.

A day earlier, the other teams in Group J – Senegal and Angola – will go head-to-head in Conakry, Guinea as the race to Brazil enters round three of matches.

The Lions of Teranga as the Senegalese are called already top standings with four points from two games while Uganda and Angola are second and third respectively on two points apiece. Coach Frank Jericho Nagbe’s Liberia toil with one.

And that is the more reason they must win in front of their home fans and their legendary striker George Weah if they are to retain any hopes of ever making the global scene.

The same can be said of Bobby Williamson’s Uganda, who badly need the three points to retain hopes of progressing.

“We are still looking for our first maximum points at home as well in the campaign and it’s not an easy group,” said Bobby Williamson ahead of the tie, adding, “It’s gonna be difficult.

“Angola went there and managed to get a draw. So a draw won’t be the end of the world depending on what happens in the other game (between Senegal and Angola).”

Bobby is expected to start with Dennis Onyango in goal with skipper Andy Mwesigwa, Henry Kalungi, Godfrey Walusimbi and Dennis Guma completing the defence.

Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito, Musa Mudde, Moses Oloya and Joseph Ochaya are odds on to form a four-man midfield, with Emma Okwi and Geoffrey Massa favourites to lead the line.

Cranes will have to worry about Onyango’s Mamelodi Sundowns teammate Anthony Laffor and Turkish based winger Tonia Tisdell.

The two boast of qualities to score and create, and can take on the most of organized defences.

The last time the two sides met was in the 2000 Afcon qualifiers. Uganda edged Liberia 1-0 in Kampala, with the Lone Stars coming tops 2-0 in Monrovia.

Cranes probable X1: D Onyango, A Mwesigwa, H Kalungi, D Guma, G Walusimbi, G Kizito, M Mudde, M Oloya, J Ochaya, E Okwi, G Massa

Subs: A Dhaira, I Isinde, B Zirintusa, H Wasswa, S Kyeyune, M Mutyaba, R Ssentongo

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Sports Talk



Neil Tovey
Time to get technical
It’s a well-known fact that technical directors are greeted with a high degree of scepticism within...

Abiye Opuamah
Does Van Gaal know what he is doing?
Robbie Savage's recent observation around the freedom Louis van Gaal has been given at Manchester...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Too early to crown Chelsea
Six matches into the BPL season, it seems this season might be a walk in the park for Chelsea. Or...

Arjun Vidyarthi
No need to panic yet
A bolt from the blue. That’s how media outlets all over the world are describing Phil Jagielka’s...

John Dykes
Is it time the Gunners stopped hurting?
Given recent results, it’s understandable that fans of Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will be a...

Clyde Tlou
MultiChoice Diski Challenge you beauty!
The tournament develops young players, referees and television production crew as well. What more...