Andrew Mwesigwa Bullish
Cranes defender Andrew Mwesigwa, scorer of one of Uganda’s goals during the campaign had no time to dwell on the “Under hand” tactics that the South African nation Angola intends to use to thwart Uganda’s chances of qualifying for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012.
Uganda plays Kenya’s Harambee stars on October 8 in a East Africa derby at Mandela Stadium, Namboole in a Group J decisive qualifying game.
“Let Angola do what they want to try and influence the final game it will be irrelevant when we win our game come October 8,” Mwesigwa said. “All our focus is on winning our game and that is what we shall do.”

Mwesigwa has developed a telephathic partnership with the national team’s skipper Ibrahim Sekagya, which has seen Uganda’s backline beaten on twice that was a game between Palancas Negras recently in Luanda, Angola.

“I have played several times against Kenya and have never been on a losing side so am not pretty worried about the other games what is important is for us to win,” Mwesigwa said. “This game is like any other game and it is important for the nation and the players.”
The defensive stalwart adds that Uganda’s good form away counts alot. “We drew with Kenya in Nairobi, and now we are at Namboole, What do Ugandans expect?,” Mwesigwa posed. “Let put this way no team has survived at Mandela stadium for the last six years and on October 8 that record will remain.”

The Cranes need to win their game to advance to 2012 Orange Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea/Benin. Uganda last reached the finals of Africa’s biggest showcase in 1978 where they fell to Ghana’s Black Stars.

“Everybody wants to be part of this history and we shall make history after winning our game,” Mwesigwa said. “We as a team have really been looking forward to our games and always taking the team to another level.”

Leave a comment

Please let us know what you think