Coach less Cranes in High Spirits for Benin Game

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The National football team -the cranes, are in high spirits preparing for an encounter with Benin on Sunday. But the team has no lead coach. Robert Williamson, the cranes coach has not yet returned from Scotland. Williamson traveled to Scotland for the burial of his father and has since then not reported back for duty. The team is however confident that the absence of the lead coach will not deter the team from gaining the much needed victory against Benin, in the joint World cup and Africa cup last qualifying game at Namboole stadium. Third placed Uganda must win the remaining game against the already qualified Benin in order to stand any chances of making it to the second qualifying round. The second round will be comprised of 20 teams. Angola is second in the group level with Uganda on 7 points, but Uganda has an inferior goal difference. South Africa based professional Timothy Batabaire believes that it's a challenging situation but they must live to the billing. //Cue: Batabaire... Cue out: ...// Uganda will do without injured inspirational David Obua, who was top scorer in the last qualifying campaign for the 2008 Africa cup of nation's cup in Ghana. Also missing in this weekend's action is regular goal keeper Dennis Onyango. He will be replaced by longtime absentee Posnet Omony. Omony is confident that the team will triumph against a team that humiliated the cranes with a 4 goal win in the first leg. //Cue: Onyango... Cue out:...// Meanwhile Abdullah Mubiru, former national player now an analyst with Bukedde news paper admits that a lot of caution must be taken ahead of this game. The Cranes team is currently being handled by assistant coaches Sam Ssimbwa and Jackson Mayanja. The head coach is expected to join the team on Wednesday, three days to the game.


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