Friday, July 5
*Morocco Vs Benin – 7PM
*Uganda Vs Senegal – 10PM
Senegal’s star player Idrissa Gana Gueye has notified Uganda that his Senegalese side is more than ready for the encounter.
Uganda Cranes will take on Senegal at the AFCON round of 16 at Cairo International Stadium with a slot at Quarters at stake.
“We are not 100 percent ready for Uganda,” said the Everton midfielder. “We are 200 percent ready.”
“We feel more better than before and we hope to do much better this time round.”
Gueye is one of the stars on the team. Liverpool forward Sadio Mane, Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, Cheikhou Kouyate of Crystal Palace and Inter Milan forward Keita Balde are the others.
Coach Alliou Cisse speaking in a press briefing ahead of the encounter, said:
“We are ready. Our motivation is simply to win. Uganda is a strong team, they defend and attack well, every game has its merits and this one will be a big game.”
Senegal finished second in Group C – They beat Tanzania 2-0 before falling 1-0 to Algeria. The side managed to ease past Kenya 3-0 in the last encounter.