Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Mansinde Onyango has warned his teammates of complacency ahead of their second Group A tie against Zimbabwe.
The Cranes return to action on Wednesday evening when they tackle the Worriors, who lost their first game to the hosts Egypt by 1-0.
“Personally, I will admit that I know most of the Zimbabwe players. I have played with some of them in the same clubs and majority play in the PSL,” Onyango said during the pre-match press conference on Tuesday in Cairo.
“We are set and determined to face Zimbabwe. There is no need to underrate them because they have quality players‘,” he added.
Uganda won their opening game when they beat DR Congo by 2-0, thanks to Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi’s efforts and will be looking forward to seal a qualification from the group stages to the round of 16 with victory over Zimbabwe.
“We are focused and concentrated for the Zimbabwe game on Wednesday. The win we registered against DR Congo now means for nothing. We need maximum points against Zimbabwe so that we head to the final game with Egypt when we are relaxed and already qualified,” Uganda Cranes head Sebastien Desabre remarked during the pre-match press conference.
“We respect Zimbabwe because they have very good individual players but we shall give it our best shot,” he added.
On the same day in the late kickoff, Egypt will entertain DR Congo in the other game of Group A.