Uganda to face Zambia in friendly ahead of Congo Brazzaville tie

Uganda’ will host Zambia in an international friendly match that will be played on Tuesday 8th November, 2016 at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala.

The friendly match will help Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic to assess his team ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on 12th November at the same stadium.

A statement of reads; ‘We have confirmed the match and we believe it will give the coach a good test for his players before playing Congo Brazzaville. We shall communicate further details to the public about the match’ said FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein.

The cranes had a good start in the quest for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualification when they held Ghana to a goalless draw in Tamale.

Uganda cranes drew 0-0 with the Black stars in the opening game of Group E with Egypt defeating Congo 2-1 in Brazzaville.

The Uganda against Congo Brazzaville game will tell us more about what we can expect from the team with trickier fixtures against Egypt on the horizon.

The last time Uganda faced Congo was in the Afcon 2013 qualifiers with the Red Devils winning 3-1 at home before the Cranes Overturning the tie by winning 4-0 in Kampala to proceed to the last round of qualifiers where they met Zambia who edged them 9-8 on penalties after a 1-all draw over two legs.

Micho (white top) during training with Uganda Cranes players-photo by FUFA

Micho (white top) during training with Uganda Cranes players-photo by FUFA

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic is upbeat that a win against Congo Brazzaville will prove the credentials of his team.

 ‘We want to win against Congo Brazzaville and show that the point we earned in Ghana is pure reflection of hard work and our ambitions in world cup qualifiers to be contenders’, said Micho  on

The Serbian tactician will name the squad to feature in both ties on November 2 ,2015 at Fufa House in Mengo-Kampala,Uganda.

In the other Group E games, Egypt host Ghana at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria looking for a second win and keep  hold of its leadership.

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