Uganda ready to end Ghana faint hopes

Uganda coach Moses Basena is confident of beating Ghana ahead of both side’s 2018 World Cup qualifier in Kampala on Saturday.

 

With The Cranes hopeful of reaching the World Cup for the first time in their history, they will be looking to defeat a depleted Ghana side in the penultimate Group E game.

“We will win against Ghana, to keep our FIFAWorldCup dream alive,” Basena, who took charge of Uganda on interim basis back in July, was quoted as saying.

Ghana head to Kampala without five first team regulars, including defender Harrison Afful and captain Asamoah Gyan - who led the team in its 5-1 demolition of Congo Brazzaville in their last World Cup qualifier.

Egypt, who are looking for their first World Cup appearance since 1990, will be hoping for a result other than a Ugandan victory over Ghana – who have little chances of qualifying for next year’s finals in Russia.

Should Uganda fail to beat Ghana, a home victory for Egypt over bottom side Congo would take the Pharaohs directly to the World Cup without needing a result from their last group game in Kumasi.

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