Cranes Target Zimbabwe Scalp to Book CHAN Quarter Finals

2474 Views Cape Town, South Africa

In short
Uganda Cranes players have vowed to play their hearts out when they face Zimbabwe tomorrow in the second Group B game of the on-going 2014 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) in South Africa.

Uganda Cranes players have vowed to play their hearts out when they face Zimbabwe tomorrow in the second Group B game of the on-going 2014 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) in South Africa.
 
Team captain Dennis Iguma told URN on Tuesday that they are not sitting back and relaxing because they beat Burkina Faso 2-1 in the first game. Iguma said they are hungry for a second win in the group to make it to the quarter final stage.
 
Experienced midfielder Hassan Wasswa Mawanda who proved an asset to stop the Burkina Faso physical approach in the first game said all the players are so determined to win.
 
Head Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has however warned his players not to be too confident and asked them to play like they have not won a game yet.
 
//Cue in;…First of all I have…
 
Cue out;..in our approach,”//
 
The Cranes lead Group B with three points, while Zimbabwe and Morocco who drew 0-0 are tied on a point each.
 
Two goal hero against Burkina Faso Junior Yunus Sentamu also promised to get more goals in the tournament. The 19-year old said although he is enjoying his first outing with the national team, he wants to score more goals.
 
Zimbabwe Coach, Ian Gorowa said although they respect Uganda, he is sure his team is now ready to play better football after drawing with the fancied Morocco in the opening game.
 
Skipper Partson Jaure who warned Uganda Cranes early this week said they will need to get early goals against Uganda.
 
In the other games played so far, Gabon and Burundi settled for a goalless draw yesterday, while DR Congo beat Mauritania 1-0. Libya humbled Ethiopia 2-0 on Monday, while West Africans Ghana needed one goal to beat Congo Brazzaville.