Reigning African champions Zambia will fancy their chances against Uganda but they will have to be careful they are not complacent. Uganda have an excellent home record. In the previous qualifying round Uganda beat Congo-Brazzaville 4-0 to overturn a 3-1 defeat in the away leg.
“It’s always good to have the away leg first … we are pretty formidable at home”Bobby Williamson Uganda coach
Zambia defender Hichani Himoonde told BBC Sport: “There are no easy games for us, whoever we play they want to beat the champions. It’s 11 v 11 and whoever plays the best will win. But I believe we will qualify for the finals.”
Uganda coach Bobby Williamson said: “It’s always good to have the away leg first, so we’ll know what we have to do at home. It’ll be great to get an away goal but the Zambians are well drilled and don’t concede many so it will be tough for us.
“But we are capable of scoring goals in Kampala. We are pretty formidable at home and have not lost a game in my time here – and it goes back quite a long way before that.”
However, Uganda will be without key strikers Geoffrey Massa and Brian Umony.