Uganda vs Senegal, Friday’s match for the Africa Cup of Nations, 1/8 final stage, at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo Governorate, Egypt.
Uganda secured their place in the CAN’s 1/8 finals despite losing to Egypt in Sunday’s game. In this game that I foresee challenging for the Cranes, although these two countries play among themselves for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations, the team of Senegal has much quality. The Cranes are at this stage of the competition for the first time since 1978, the men driven by Sebastien Desabre have a nefarious history in AFCON with only one victory in six matches.
Uganda has been a somewhat inconsistent squad in this group stage, started with a win, the next game tied, and the most recent match was a defeat, and scored three goals and suffered as many. Emmanuel Okwi is his forward who is often the leader in the attack, but he made a weak showing against Egypt.
Senegal is hoping to take their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations when they play against Uganda at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday night. Senegal finished second in Group C, and their last game defeated Kenya 3-0 with the star of the team Sadio Mane in style.
Men guided by Aliou Cisse are considered one of the top favourites to win this competition, and they must want to beat Uganda comfortably. The Teranga Lions in the last ten games have only lost once. The form of Senegal is reasonable, but it has as its main base the powerful player Kalidou Koulibaly who is usually a wall in the heart of the defence.
The two teams were in second place in their group stage in the Africa Nations Cup, but the Senegalese squad has a higher technical superiority. So my prognosis is in their victory.