Uganda Cranes will hope that fans play a big role when they face Guinea on today in a Group E tie of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Guinea are top of the table after stopping Emmanuel Adebayor’s Togo 2-1 in the neutral Stadium in Casablanca, Morocco, last Friday.
“We need to make the home advantage count. After that draw in Ghana, we badly need the three points against Guinea,” said Tony Mawejje, who scored against the Black Stars.
The Cranes will welcome back their two pivotal players, Geoffrey Massa and Brian Majwega, who missed the game against Ghana last weekend.
Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic said they must make the draw in Ghana count with a win at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
“I respect the Guinea team because they are good with an experienced coach. But we are more hungry and have to fight to get maximum points,” said Sredojevic.
His counterpart Michel Dussuyer said they are in Kampala to win and not just for a tour.
“We know Uganda are a very dangerous team at home, but we are prepared for them,” said Dussuyer.
The visitors will miss the services of Idrissa Sylla, who scored one of the goals against Togo but got sent off later.
Dussuyer will hope that the likes of Soumah Seydouba and Aboubacar Demba Camara can lead the search for goals.