COSAFA CUP U-20 2017 : Uganda face Swaziland in 2nd group game

Hippos players take part in training ahead of their encounter with Swaziland

By: Elias Kayondo

The Hippos will today afternoon play against Swaziland in their second match of the group in Kitwe -Zambia at the Arthur Davies Stadium.

The Uganda Hippos beat the hosts 2:0 courtsey of captain Muhammad Shaban in their opening match to go top group A with 3points and 2 goals.

On the other hand however, Swaziland suffered a loss at the hands of Malawi in their previous encounter with the game ending 3:2.

It’s is paramount the Hippos win this encounter to all but progress to the knock out  stages.

” It is not over untill its over. Today’s training has been very good, we have corrected our mistakes on where we messed in the previous game and we are still focused to see how we are going to win our next game” said coach Lule Mathias after the Hippos training in Kitwe yesterday.

Head coach Mathias Lule is expected to make some changes in the team this time.

Unlike in the previous game, the URA fc midfielder Shafik Kagimu and KCCA fc’s youngster in Allan Okello are expected to to start in this game for Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye and Pius Obuya respectively.

Muhammad Shaban who put up a man of the match performance in the previous game is highly expected to emulate the same form in this game.

A win for the Ugandans will extend their lead to six points in 2 games with an assurance for qualification prior to their last group match against Malawi.

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