Uganda’s Youth national football team-Hippos have promised to dump the fancied Ghana in the 2013 Africa Youth Championship qualifier this weekend. The two teams clash on Saturday in the town of Tamale in Ghana.
Uganda’s youth national football team-Hippos have promised to beat the fancied Ghana in the 2013 Africa Youth Championship qualifier this weekend. The two teams clash on Saturday in the town of Tamale in Ghana.
The Hippos, who won the first leg 3-1, have vowed to crush the Ghana team at all costs. Team captain Yusuf Mukisa told Uganda Radio Network before the team left on Thursday morning that that they are more than charged to eliminate Ghana in their own turf.
///Cue in: The team is ready…
Cue out; battle with them,”//
Although the team will miss the services of injured striker George Abege who scored the lone goal in the Hippos 1-all draw with Mozambique in the second leg of the preliminary, the captain said the players who are available are all ready to die-a little for the country.
The coach Paul Nkatta also said although they have trained a number of tactics to counter the game, they have also tried out the negative ones as well because they are aware the home team may try out some dirty tricks.
Vietnam based midfielder Geoffrey Kizito, who was man of the match in the 3-1 first leg, told URN that although he joined the squad late, the morale and the desire to win is very high. He said the team is very determined and confident.
Besides Uganda Hippos facing Ghana, the other teams in the East and Central region which will be battling include Rwanda away to Mali, Kenya hosting Egypt, while Tanzania play away to Nigeria. The winner between Hippos and Ghana will battle Morocco in the next phase.
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