Botswana eye Uganda's scalp in Francistown

Botswana eye Uganda's scalp in Francistown
Botswana's Joel Mogorosi

by BackPageTXT

Friday Jun 03, 2016. 15:51

Botswana will be eyeing a victory over Uganda in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the Francistown Sports Complex in Francistown on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 16h00.

The Zebras overcame a motivated Comoros side 2-1 at home in their previous AFCON Group D qualifier encounter.

Galabgwe Moyana equalized for the Zebras three minutes after the restart, while Joel Mogorosi sealed the home side's win in the 87th minute.

Botswana are placed third on Group D standings with six points. They are only one point behind leaders Burkina Faso with two games left.

Mogorosi will be hoping to continue his good scoring form for Peter Butler's side. He has netted two goals in the 2017 AFCON qualifying campaign.

Meanwhile, Uganda will be hoping to climb to the top of Group D standings with a victory over Botswana on Saturday afternoon.

The Cranes played to a goalless stalemate with Burkina Faso at home in their previous Group D qualifier encounter.

Uganda are placed second on the group standings with seven points. They are only behind leaders Burkina Faso on head-to-head.

Geoffrey Massa is expected to lead the Cranes' attack on Saturday. The striker netted for Milutin Sredojevic's side against Botswana last year.

South African referee Victor Gomes will be in charge of the 2017 Group D qualifier between Botswana and Uganda.

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