Uganda Cranes play Ivory Coast in the last match of the group B TOTAL CHAN 2018 championship taking place in Morocco.
Both countries failed to qualify from the group but the Cranes look forward to finishing on a high and securing the third spot in the group.
“The game against Cote D’Ivoire is not a friendly match. We need every player to give in 100 percent commitment to make sure Uganda finishes third in the group. The evaluation of players continues and with the football exhibited in the first two matches, this will be a good stepping stone to continue with the team,” Sebastian Desabre said in the pre-match conference.
Uganda lost to Namibia 1-0 and 3-1 to Zambia while like Ivory Coast lost 1-0 and 2-0 to same opposition respectively.
“We are demanding the same positive energy from the players like in the earlier two games at CHAN 2018 as we finish up the group games on Monday.” He added
Cranes go into the match without central defender Timothy Awany due to suspension while Muhammad Shaban returns from injury. Goalkeeper Saidi Keni remains a doubt for the game due to illness.
Uganda has finished third in the previous two CHAN tournaments held in South Africa and Sudan but finished bottom of the group in their first ever edition in Sudan.
Zambia and Namibia, who are also in the same group, will face off at the same time to find out who tops the group.
January 22, 2018
Uganda Vs Ivory Coast
Stade de Marrakech (10 pm)