Uganda could book a slot in the knockout round of the African Cup Of Nations for the first time in their history with a win against Zimbabwe on Wednesday. The East African nation pulled off one of the shocks of the tournament with a 2-0 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Cranes dominated the match in all departments and scored from two set pieces to earn the first ever win at the African Cup Of Nations. Led by the impressive Dennis Onyango in goal, Uganda restricted the likes of Yannick Bolassie and Youssouf Mulumbu to only a couple of half chances in what was their best performance ever in an international competition.
Sebastien Desabre’s side has no fresh injury concerns heading into the match.
Zimbabwe, on the other hand, knows that anything less than a win will not be enough against Uganda. The South Africans put in a very impressive performance but ultimately lost against Egypt in the tournament’s opening match last Friday.
Led by the excellent Kaizer Chiefs winger Khama Billiat, Zimbabwe put in a brave performance against the hosts which should give them encouragement heading into the Uganda clash.
The Warriors could, however, be without first-choice goalkeeper Edmore Sibanda who was injured and had to come off against Egypt. Reports indicate that his knee is still swollen and painful giving him a very slim chance of featuring in the match.
Wednesday’s match should be an attacking affair from two teams who operate on the same level but Zimbabwe will be the team under the most pressure due to their last result. Meanwhile, Uganda will be aware that Wednesday has the potential to be historic.
Both teams to score @2.20