The Uganda Cranes will attempt to all but secure qualification when they take on South Sudan on Monday.
The game that will be played at Nyayo Stadium in Kenya, will be Uganda’s 4th in the 2022 Africa cup of nations qualifiers.
In their first three encounters, Johnathan McKinstry’s side has been almost impeccable, winning twice and drawing once, collecting 7 points without conceding a single goal in the process.
They currently sit joint top of Group B with 7 points, level with Burkina Faso, the side with whom they drew on match-day one.
On Monday, Uganda return to action against South Sudan, whom they beat 1-0 this past Thursday at Kitende courtesy of a Halid Lwaliwa late header.
Speaking after Saturday’s training session at Nyayo Stadium, playmaker Allan Okello who came of the bench on Thursday, said the team is all set to try and win all three points in their ‘most important game’ of the campaign so far.
“Personally i am good to go and the team too are. Okello noted.
“We the young players have been blessed with the good back up by the senior players.
“We are all set to go and we know last time (against South Sudan) it was not easy. We made several mistakes in the last game but we have worked on them so its time to get back onto the pitch and execute the task at hand.
“Tomorrow is our most important game because we need all three points and they may be the ones that see us qualify for the finals’ tournament in Cameroon.
“We are going to do all we can so as we take all three points in the end.”
Okello is one of the young players who have broken into the Cranes’ set up in the last few years and he is highly tipped to start on Monday after impressing in the minutes he came on for Emmanuel Okwi on Thursday.
The Cranes flew to Kenya with a 23 man squad on Saturday morning.
The team will be without left-back Jospeh Ochaya who accumulated two yellow cards this campaign following the booking against the Bright Stars in the 1-0 victory.
His place on the squad has been taken up by versatile SC Villa midfielder David Owori.
The game at Nyayo will kick-off at 4pm on Monday afternoon.
The Cranes squad in Kenya
Onyango Denis, Magoola Salim Jamal, Lukwago Charles, Bwomono Elvis, Wadada Nico Wakiro, David Owori, Galiwango Disan, Awany Timothy, Mukiibi Ronald, Lwaliwa Halid, Mbowa Paul Patrick, Azira Micheal, Kagimu Shafiq, Aucho Khalid, Watambala Karim, Miya Faruku, Kizito Luwagga, Okello Allan, Okwi Emmanuel, Nsibambi Derrick, Lubega Edrisa, Bayo Fahad, Brian Aheebwa.