By Boris Esono N
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The Coach of the Uganda Cranes Jonathan McKinstry says striker Milton Karisa who was substituted few minutes into their game against Rwanda on matcday one will not be present for their encounter against Togo.
Coach McKinstry was speaking during the pre-match press conference at the Reunification Stadium in Bepanda, Douala as matches for group C gets underway today.
Uganda is scheduled to face Togo on matchday Two this Friday January 22 at 8 pm local time. The team knows that they cannot afford to lose the game as a defeat for them (and a better result for the two other teams) might just be the result that eliminates them from the competition.
“It is unfortunate that Karisa had to come out early in that game where we had a bright start against Rwanda. He had a good run during the Mini Tournament in Yaoundé. The Medical team has done a wonderful job and will monitor the situation in the next few days,” Coach Jonathan McKinstry is quoted by fufa.co.ug.
“As we welcome back our captain Halid Lwaliwa, it is unfortunate that Karisa will not be available for selection on Friday. The medical team will keep assessing his fitness levels and report back. We shall miss him but it is an opportunity for others to step in and show what they can do’ said McKinstry after Wednesday’s training in Douala, McKinstry, the Northern Irishman said”
On the Togolese team Jonathna McKinstry said: “Togo will present a different challenge from Rwanda but we don’t want to give them their rhythm in the game. If we do that, we shall be punished. We know both teams provide different challenges and we must get solutions. We know Togo will come into the game looking to improve as well but we feel that we have solutions for the game against Togo. The session on Thursday night will give us a true picture of what we want to do on Friday.”
Uganda on matchday one played out a 0-0 draw against regional neighbours Rwanda. The team will be invigorated by the presence of their captain Halid Lwaliwa who looks certainly to play a part against Togo this evening.
“I am back and training well. The decision to select me for the game is in the hands of the coach. However, I am fit and ready to play. Our character that brought us to the CAHN Finals is still vibrant and intact. We shall stick to that as a team to get results. We didn’t get what we desired for on Monday but we also know that we must improve, Captain Halid Lwaliwa said as quoted by fufa.co.ug.
It should be recalled that Uganda presently has 1 point. Their last group C game will come up against defending champions Morocco on January 26.
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