Uganda hope to end 39-year AFCON finals absence

Uganda hope to end 39-year AFCON finals absence
BOTSWANA, Francistown, Lebogang Disele of Botswana National team Zebras and Iguma Denis of Uganda vie for the ball during the AFCON 2017 qualifying match at the Francistown Stadium in Botswana on 4 June 2016. MONIRUL BHUIYAN/Backpagepix

by BackPageTXT

Thursday Sep 01, 2016. 14:30

Uganda will be eyeing nothing but a win over Comoros in their final 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 16h00 (CAT).

The Cranes of Uganda need a victory over Comoros in order to qualify for the AFCON finals for the first time in 39 years.

They are currently placed second on Group D standings with 10 points. They are only behind leaders Burkina Faso on head-to-head.

Milutin Sredojevic's side will win group D if they defeat Comoros and Burkina Faso register a draw or loss against Botswana.

Comoros' Les Coelecantes are desperate for a victory over Uganda in order to finish above Botswana on Group D standings.

Amir Abdou, who have already been eliminated, are currently fourth on Group D standings with three points - three behind Botswana.

Tony Mawejje's first-half goal helped Uganda beat Comoros 1-0 in the two teams' first group meeting in Mitsamiouli.

Senegalese referee Malang Diedhiou will officiate the encounter between Uganda and Comoros on Sunday afternoon.

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