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Tricky match!

By Vision Reporter

Added 6th September 2006 03:00 AM

Home-ground advantage might count for little as the much vaunted Moroccans, many of whom ply their trade in the muddy pitches of southern France as semi-professionals, take on an amateur Ugandan opposition.

By Bernard S.Bigirwa

Home-ground advantage might count for little as the much vaunted Moroccans, many of whom ply their trade in the muddy pitches of southern France as semi-professionals, take on an amateur Ugandan opposition.

It truly will be a case of men against boys.

A glaring advantage running for the Cranes though is that all of the squad has played together or against each other in the local league.

They know each other’s game well unlike the Moroccans, who have been put together from different playing backgrounds and coaching regimes.

It will be interesting to see how the Cranes approach this game. Will they play expansively to tire out the slow, bulky Moroccan pack?

Led by Allan Musoke, there is enough genuine quality pace in the side. The backs will have to give 100 per cent and also expect the forwards to lay a solid platform for them.

The pack should avoid trying to out-muscle the much bigger Moroccans.

It will pay more dividends to secure quick recycled balls for the backs, so they can either out-pace the Moroccans, or kick for field position.

The Cranes have to play smart.

Tricky match!

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