Mawejje – We Must Be Cautious

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Midfielder Tony Mawejje has called for lots of caution when they face Burkina Faso in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Afcon qualifier on Saturday.

Uganda Cranes midfielder Tony Mawejje has called for lots of caution when they face Burkina Faso in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier on Saturday.


The Iceland based player who is one of the most capped players on the national team told URN before departure last night that playing West African teams away from home is always very tricky and calls for team work and caution.


"We know Burkina Faso will also want to take advantage of playing at home, but we must know what we need from this game because it means a lot for us in this campaign," he added.


The Cranes lead Group D with six points, while Burkina Faso are second and Botswana third. Comoros are bottom of the group. The Cranes team that left aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight is expected to arrive in Ouagadougou this morning at 11am.


Head coach Milutin ‘Micho' Sredojevic dropped two professional players Yasser Mugerwa and goalkeeper Abdul Salim Magoola who feature for Orlando Pirates (South Africa) and El merreikh (Sudan) respectively. Two home based players Timothy Awany and Joseph Ochaya also made the squad.


Meanwhile in 2017 Afcon qualifier ties played yesterday Kenya lost 1-0 away to Guinea Bissau, while Tanzania managed to snatch a 1-0 away win over Chad. South Sudan suffered a 2-1 loss to Benin in Juba, while Zambia and Congo settled for a 1-all draw.