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ALL AFRICA GAMES: Hippos target knock out phase in meeting with Senegal

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David GOMBE

African Games 2023

Football (Men)| Matchday Two

Group B

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Uganda vs Senegal

Kickoff: (8PM EAT)

Uganda Hippos team will be seeking a second consecutive win when they face off with Senegal on Monday evening in the group B encounter at the ongoing 13th All Africa Games.

The Hippos won their first game in Group B with a 2-1 win over Nigeria, thanks to goals from Usama Arafat and Ivan Irinimbabazi.

Senegal on the other hand smiled to a 1-0 victory over South Sudan.

Morley Byekwaso Ochama, the Uganda Hippos head coach expects a tough contest but remains optimistic his charges can put up another stunning performance

“I thank my players and the technical team for the work done in the first game but that was just the beginning. We are going to face Senegal, a very tough team, number one in Africa and very knowledgeable about the game.I have trust my players and I know they will perform as good as they did against Nigeria.” Said Byekwaso before adding,

“We are aware of what they bring to the table and our preparations have been looking at how we can hurt them. They are very good in aerial presence and we have tried to work on that during the last few training sessions.” He stated.

Team News

Hippos duo of Goalkeeper Abdu Magada and Ronald Madoi has been passed fit to face Senegal

Under the stewardship of Serigne Saliou Dia, Senegal are seeking a second All Africa Games Men’s football title having previously won it in 2015 in Congo-Brazzaville.

Senegal squad boasts several players promoted from their triumphant U17 World Cup campaign in Indonesia.

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