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Lwanga counting on AFCON experience to overcome Somalia

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 16th July 2019 08:16 PM

The winner between Uganda and Somalia over the two legs will face the victorious side between Burundi and South Sudan

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Taddeo Lwanga. File Photo

The winner between Uganda and Somalia over the two legs will face the victorious side between Burundi and South Sudan

CHAN 2020 Qualifiers

Uganda Cranes midfielder Taddeo Lwanga believes the exposure he gained at the AFCON finals in Egypt will be vital as they prepare to take on Somalia in the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers later this month.

“I gained a lot of exposure which I believe will be crucial to the team. We have played tough opponents in AFCON so I believe such knowledge will help the team on how to handle such challenges. We have a good team that has the potential to eliminate Somalia,” stated Lwanga.

Among the other AFCON stars that trained with the team are Patrick Kaddu, Timothy Awany and Allan Kyambadde.

The winner between Uganda and Somalia over the two legs will face the victorious side between Burundi and South Sudan in the second round.

Apart from Ethiopia, a total of 47 (out of 53) CAF member national teams entered the qualifying rounds, split into zones according to their regional affiliations

The teams are going to be engaged in the battle for 15 places to join hosts Cameroon for the final tournament that will be in its sixth edition and is designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues.

The competition will be hosted between January and February in Cameroon.

Uganda that has featured in the last four editions of the championship have not gone past the group stages. In Morocco, Cranes managed to finish third with one point out of the three games they played.

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