By Jane Nambi
According to a former coach of Uganda Cranes, Jackson Mayanja, Uganda will definitely beat Angola in the upcoming came on Saturday.
Uganda is going to play against Angola this week on Saturday, 15th at Mandela National Stadium in a World Cup qualifier game. The chances of beating Angola, according to Mayanja are as high as they can get.
Mayanja once was a player of the Uganda Cranes in the nineties and was Cranes assistant coach. During his reign as the coach, Uganda beat Angola three times of the five times Uganda has played Angola in the past five years. “It’s a win for Uganda,” he predicted. He explained saying Uganda does not only have a physical advantage over Angola’s Palancas Negras, but also psychological advantage.
With two clear home wins and three draws in Luanda, Mayanja believes Uganda is well positioned to pull off another home win. “The team only has to be fit to get a good result. The good news is that the bulk of the Cranes side that registered these results is still intact,” he said.
Talking about Angola’s approach of a fast passing game, Mayanja said that is not a problem for Uganda. “It’s teams with a hard physical game that have lately proved a problem,” Mayanja added. In addition to all that is the fact that at the time, Angola is rebuilding a new team although striker Manucho is one of the big names still on the team.
Cranes beat Liberia in last week’s game which made them move from the bottom of their group to second place. Senegal tops the group with six points, one more than Uganda.