Soccer News of Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Uganda will camp in Niger ahead of their opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ghana on September 5.
The Cranes will begin camping this weekend ahead of the tough duel against the Black Stars at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.
Coach Milutin Sredojevic wants to ensure his team gets adequate preparations before facing the might of the four-time African champions.
The team will be in Niamey for four days before arriving in the Ghanaian capital a day before lining up against the Black Stars.
Spokesperson for the Ugandan FA Fred Malibu says the team is confident of causing a major upset against Ghana.
“We know we are the underdogs but we believe we can beat Ghana,” he told Kumasi-based Metro FM.
“We will camp in Niger from this weekend and arrive in Accra on Thursday ready for the match.
“We believe they [Ghana] are a good team, we respect them but we don’t fear them.”
Uganda held Ghana to a 1-1 draw the last time they battled the Black Stars back in 2005 during the qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup.