Ghana wary of Uganda threat ahead of World Cup qualifier

Marie Harrington
October 6, 2017

The 25-year-old sustained an injury in the previous game against Congo and has been advised by his club to rest after playing through pains recently.

Ghana's forward Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Ghana and Uganda in Port-Gentil on January 17, 2017. They aim to beat Uganda and hope Egypt do not defeat bottom side Congo if they are to have a chance to reach next year's Russian Federation finals. "We have surprised everyone", said Onyango who plays for South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns.

"I always believe Ghana we are one of the most talented countries with good players and we always want to win, we always want to appear at the big stage and I think against Uganda we are just going there for the victory".

The Ghanaians arrived in the Kenyan capital this week for three days of acclimatisation training missing some of their top players who are out with injuries ahead of Saturday's Group E clash.

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The Black Stars will play their penultimate match this weekend when they face second-placed Uganda in Kampala.

Uganda can qualify for the World Cup in Russian Federation if they beat Ghana and Congo Brazzaville and hope that Egypt falters in one of their games.

Uganda warmed up for the game with a less than impressive performance against Madagascar, who won 2-1 at Lugogo.

"We will not underrate them if even with Gyan or no Gyan, the Ayews or no Ayews, we saw what some unknown Ghana players did against Congo in the last round of qualifiers".

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