29 November 2012

Uganda/South Sudan: All Out Attack!

With a quarterfinal berth already sealed, The Cranes have less pressure and Bobby Williamson has urged them to go all out against eliminated South Sudan in today's final group match, writes Moses Mugalu.

Following identical 1-0 victories over Kenya and Ethiopia, Williamson also warning against complacency.

"We are not relaxing," Williamson stated yesterday, calling on his players to go full-scale and enjoy themselves' against the tournament debutants.

The Scot is expected to retain the thrilling attack force that ran rings around the Ethiopian defence. Emma Okwi is likely to partner Brian Umony on the striking line with Joseph Ochaya and Moses Oloya patrolling the left and right flanks respectively.

Umony, who scored the solitary winner against Ethiopia, is hoping for better fortunes against the minnows. "I'm looking forward to the game and I would love to continue scoring," he says.

With few worries in defence, Williamson could give attackers Hamis Kiiza, Robert Ssentongo and Brian Majwega more playing time as The Cranes search for a comprehensive result.

However, South Sudan won't be pushovers if performances against Ethiopia and Kenya are anything to go by. Ethiopia had to grit their teeth before claiming a 1-0 victory and despite their 0-2 loss to Kenya, South Sudan were competitive throughout the game.

Besides, South Sudan held Uganda 2-2 in an international friendly in Juba last year. So, that should come in handy as a motivating factor for the Sudanese.

Finishing top of Group A will pit The Cranes against one of the two best losers in the Group stage.

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