Uganda Cranes midfielder Tadeo Lwanga is confident the team will qualify for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) in Cameroon.
The midfielder made those remarks on Thursday following the Cranes recovery session at Lugogo.
Uganda dropped two vital points on Wednesday as they drew 0-0 with Burkina Faso at Kitende in a game that saw them strike the wood-work twice through Faruku Miya and Ibrahim Orit.
The result left them in second position with 8 points, one behind group B leaders Burkina Faso with just a game to play.
Speaking on Thursday, Lwanga noted that they wanted to win the contest but it could just not be despite giving their all especially in the second half.
“It was a tough match and we didn’t get the positive result we desired. The former SC Villa and Vipers SC captain narrated.
“We wanted to win but God decides. We gave our best most especially in the second half where i think we were better but we failed to score.”
Uganda now faces a relatively tough task of trying to avoid defeat in their next game so as to seal a spot at next year’s finals.
They face third-placed Malawi away from home on Monday in a do or die encounter.
Malawi are now on seven points after overcoming South Sudan 1-0 on the same day.
Despite the result on Wednesday, Lwanga reiterates that they will give their best so as to ensure they book a spot in Cameroon.
“We are just done with the recovery session.
“I feel well and I think other players are also generally well and we are getting better and better for Monday’s encounter against Malawi which is the decider.
“According to what i have seen in the group, guys are ready to give it their best. We need a positive result to go through and God willing, we will qualify.”
Uganda will qualify with either victory or a draw on Monday.
If the Cranes pick the desired result, they will have reached the AFCON finals for a third time running after doing so in both 2017 and 2019.