Uganda manager Jonathan McKinstry has warned that South Sudan will not be easy opponents in their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Cranes will face South Sudan – who have only been a CAF and FIFA member since 2012 – on November 12 and 16 as they look to keep their place at the top of Group B.
“We want to maintain our group’s top position and we want to come out of these two South Sudan games still holding onto that first place spot,” McKinstry is quoted by The Sports Nation.
“We know if we can pick up these maximum points that might be enough to seal off qualification depending on the results between Malawi and Burkina Faso.
“But regardless of that we have to go on and put up a top performance because South Sudan has improved a lot basing on their last international games. Its no longer the South Sudan of the old days which used to concede over seven goals.
“We are going to be ready for the fight because we know south Sudan is going to come to prove a point, to make a name for themselves and if we relax they may punish us, so we need to be focused.”
Uganda have thus far claimed four points in the qualifiers, with a goalless draw at Burkina Faso and 2-0 home win over Malawi.
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