Forget the URA FC versus Coton Sport Garua clash at Namboole Stadium, Uganda’s other flag bearers are scattered all over the continent and will be in action over the weekend in both the Caf Confederations Cup and the Cup Champions League.
As Kawowo Sports’ Ismael Kiyonga follows the country’s ambassadors and previews their weekend continental engagements.
Let’s get started:
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Sony El Nguema (Equatorial Guinea) Vs Asante Kotoko (Ghana)
After inspiring Kotoko to a 7-0 win over Nguema in the first leg two weeks ago, Ugandan international Joseph Ocaya who scored the seventh goal will again be in action against the same side in the return leg away from home.
It appears a dead rubber as Sony appear too weak to overturn the deficit.
Tusker FC (Kenya) Vs St. Michel (Seychelles)
In Kenya, Ugandan quartet of Aucho Khalid, Robert Omunuk, Andrew Ssekayombya and Martin Kizza will be in action to inspire the Kenya Premier League Champions to a double win over St. Michel. The Brewers won the first leg away from home 4-1 with Ssekayombya among the goals. All the four played a part in that encounter.
St. George (Ethiopia) Vs Jamhuri FC (Zanzibar)
Robert Odongkara, Robert Ssentongo and Isaac Isinde return to action this weekend when their club St. George takes on Zanzibar’s Jamhuri FC in Addis Ababa. Nevertheless, they are in a comfortable position after a 3-0 triumph in the first leg away from home and just need to avoid of more than four goals to progress to the first round.
2013 CAF CONFEDERATIONS CUP:
Anse Re-Union FC (Seychelles) Vs Gor Mahia FC (Kenya)
Uganda Cranes striker Daniel Sserunkuma and defender Ivan Anguyo will have to be at their best for Gor Mahia FC if they are advance to the first round. The Kenyan FKF Cup winners just need at worst a scoring draw to eliminate Anse Re-Union who held them to a frustrating barren draw at home.
Supersport United (South Africa) Vs CS Don Bosco (DR Congo)
Godfrey Walusimbi and CS Don Bosco must overturn the 1-0 loss in the first leg at home if they are to progress to the next round of the competition. The Ugandan left fullback was a thorn in the South African’s flesh in the first leg but his side couldn’t find a cutting edge upfront and will need to be at their mercurial best to beat Supersport at their own back yard.
Al Nasir (South Sudan) Vs Azam FC (Tanzania)
Brian Umony’s Azam FC visit cup debutants Al Nasir of South Sudan in the return leg just needing to avoid a loss of more than one goal to progress. The Tanzanian outfit won the first match 3-1 in Tanzania.
Do you think Ugandans can inspire their sides to progress to the next round?