(Picture courtesy of KCCA media)
By: Elias Kayondo
The Uganda cranes will play against the Amavubi of Rwanda in the return leg of the CHAN qualifier to be hosted at Stade Nyamirambo in Kigali. Uganda come into the tie with a 3-0 margin and Striker Derrick Nsibambi was on the score sheet.
Nsibambi will be expected to replicate the same form in a match where Uganda needs to only avoid defeat to qualify for the finals. But the striker believes that the job is not done until it’s over in Kigali.
Nsibambi started the Cranes AFCON qualifier match against Cape Verde.
Speaking to www.swiftsportsug.com after the morning training session on Tuesday Nsibambi said,
“We are up for the task. It’s not done until it’s done. The team is made of a young generation of players who would wish to make history for their names. We are ready for the game. The qualification opens doors for more exposure and i can assure you we are more than ready to perform”.
Nsibambi recognises the fact that Rwanda have never been an easy opponent for Uganda and the he insists the players are aware of the task ahead of them. He adds,
“Rwanda is a very tricky team it’s not done as many people are made to believe despite the victory we had at home last weekend. We have to fight to the last whistle and secure maximum points in Kigali”.
The pacy striker famous for his aerial prowess, urged the fans to give the team more courage and all the necessary support.
“I call upon the fans to give us their support since they are the twelveth player of the team. We are ready to deliver and I promise not to disappoint.” He concluded.
Uganda will be looking to qualify for their 4th time of the competition that is organised for only home-based players that will be hosted by Kenya between January 11th and February 12th 2018 and this will be Nsibambi’s participation into a major international tournament for the Cranes.