Sports Mole previews Wednesday’s African Nations Championship clash between Senegal and Uganda, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Meanwhile, Uganda set out to get themselves back on track off the back of a share of the spoils in their opening CHAN encounter last time out.
Senegal got off to the perfect start as they came out on top in a hard-fought contest against the Elephants of Ivory Coast on Saturday evening.
Consequently, the Lions of Teranga sit top of Group A after the first round of matches, two points clear of nearest challengers Congo DR and Uganda.
Their next assignment sees them take on an opposing outfit who are without a victory in the four previous clashes between the teams across all competitions.
Fourteen years on since their last appearance in the knockout phase of the African Nations Championship, Senegal now set out to confirm their place in the latter stages of this year’s edition.
Uganda played out a goalless stalemate against The Leopards of Congo DR in the sides’ group-stage meeting at Stade 19 Mai 1956 on Saturday.
In a game where clear-cut chances were few and far between, Milutin Sredojevic‘s men failed to find the breakthrough that their performance on the day perhaps merited.
The Cranes have now failed to win any of their most recent five involvements either side of 2023, finding the back of the net just once in that time.
Aiming to avoid an early CHAN exit for the sixth straight time, Uganda will know that anything less than a victory in their next outing would all but spell the end of their journey once again.
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Senegal’s Moussa Ndiaye netted within 10 minutes of his introduction against Ivory Coast which could see the midfielder rewarded with a starting spot.
Despite missing a penalty in the aforementioned game, Mamadou Camara put in a solid overall display and should retain his place in the lineup.
Having seen his side fail to score in consecutive matches, Milutin Sredojevic might contemplate making some changes in the attacking department.
A recall for Ibrahim Orit is on the cards here after the 24-year-old had to make do with a place on the substitutes’ bench against Congo DR.
Senegal possible starting lineup:
Sy; Sidibe, Ndiaye, Diouf, Sane; Camara, Kane; Mbaye, Cisse, Diallo; Diouf
Uganda possible starting lineup:
Alionzi; Ndahiro, Gift, Wasswa, Begisa; Waiswa, Youngman, Watambala; Karisa, Ssebuufu, Orit
We say: Senegal 1-0 Uganda
Senegal head into this one buoyed by their opening victory last time out and they will back themselves to emerge victorious once again. While We expect Uganda to put up a good fight, we are also tipping Senegal to get the job done and secure safe passage into the next round of the African Nations Championship.
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