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AFCON: Uganda keen to make fine start in qualifiers against Algeria

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda Cranes will be hoping they can make a positive start to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers when they face Algeria at the Stade du 5 Juillet tonight.

The Cranes registered a poor AFCON qualification in the previous edition, and they want to right the wrongs starting with the North African side.

There have been 13 meetings between Algeria and Uganda. The hosts have won four of those games while the visitors have won one more, a huge boost for the Cranes.

There have been four draws between the two sides. Uganda’s head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic will be keen on taking advantage of the superior head to head.

“In the first two qualifiers away to Algeria and at home against Niger, we are looking at at least three points,” the Serbian noted.

“The team has experienced players and several youngsters which shows that there is a new chapter in the Uganda Cranes. We want to start in the best way possible and measure how far we have reached regards development,” added the tactician.

The two nations last faced off in a friendly game back in 2003 which Algeria won 1-0.

Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez is the most notable absentee from the Algerian squad after being declared unfit to play.

Inside Cranes camp, Micho revealed that forward Shaban Muhammad and left-back Isaac Muleme had suffered minor injuries.

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