Tuesday Sep 18, 2018. 15:30
Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango is confident that the East African country will book their ticket to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosted in Cameroon, despite a goalless draw at home to Tanzania last time out.
The Cranes, who returned to Africa's showpiece for the first time in just under four decades last year, are eager to keep by their recent standards and qualify for a second successive Afcon tournament.
Uganda continue to lead the way in Group L with four points from two matches, having defeated Cape Verde away from home in their opening game of the campaign.
Next up for Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Onyango and his troops is back-to-back qualifiers against Lesotho next month.
"We need to double the effort, triple our effort because we were at the last Nations Cup and everyone expects us to give our very best on the field," said Onyango.
"Unfortunately we couldn't deliver the points [against Tanzania], but I am confident that with the support of the technical team, the federation and all the people of Uganda we will take the team back to the Nations Cup.
"We are still leading the group, we need to win our next game and I have the belief that we will do so. Back-to-back wins against Lesotho should give us qualification and that is what we need to do because we don't want to go into the last two games fighting for points," the 33-year-old concluded.