By Hanning Mbabazi
Namboole: Hundreds of thousands are warmly matching to Mandela National Stadium (Namboole) to mark the 366 days when the Uganda Cranes’ last played at home grounds.
The National team, ‘The Cranes‘ takes on Malawi in more than a year for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) group B qualifier.
Malawi comes to this very game with the advantage having won their first game 1-0 over visiting South Sudan, however confident Cranes’ has vowed to humble them after securing a 1-0 win over Ethiopia and that recent 0-0 stalemate over West Africans Burkina Faso.
From Burkina Faso, the Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Onyango and head coach Johnthan McKinstry on Saturday addressed a joint press conference with Malawi’s skipper John Banda and head coach Meck Mwase at Protea Marriott Hotel, Skyz in Naguru – Kampala where either camp promised for the best showing in the match that will be handled by Sudanese referees.
Head to Head:
In the five matches between these two countries, Malawi has an edge having won 2 matches, drawn twice and Uganda Cranes has one victory.
Today’s game will be the first home game for the Northern Irishman Johnathan McKinstry in the Cranes’ driving seat as head Coach.
The latest encounter between Malawi and Uganda happened on 27th March 2018 at the Mandela National Stadium and it ended goal-less.