Uganda Cranes play South Sudan this Friday at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega before they face Ethiopia on Sunday to wind-up group stages.
Regardless of a goalless start with Burundi, the Cranes head coach Moses Basena is extremely determined to make things go on well for the team to advance in the next stage of the CECAFA senior challenge cup.
“By failing to win our first match we invited pressure onto ourselves and that means we must win our remaining fixtures to be able to qualify to the next round and with due respect to our opponents we need maximum points from both games,” stated Basena.
He added: ”We are the defending champions and we cannot afford any more slip up because it will put us in a more dire state of regret. My players are not ready to be in that kind of situation.
“In the game against Burundi we fielded all our strikers and that shows how much we needed goals and the win but the Burundians were strong defensively, but we have worked on attack formations and execution in training and hope my strikers twill be more clinical in the next games.”
Group B Fixtures:
8th December: Uganda vs South Sudan
10th December: Uganda vs Ethiopia