Uganda Cranes skipper Andy Mwesigwa remained a slight worry as he continued doing light workouts at Namboole yesterday.
The defender’s services will be invaluable for a team that must score two goals without reply against Congo Brazzaville tomorrow if they are to progress to the final round of the South Africa 2013 Nations Cup qualifiers.
Mwesigwa, who picked a groin injury in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Senegal, was seen struggling after the team’s penultimate training but coach Bobby Williamson remained confident the defender will be fit for the game. “He’s got a chance. I’m sure he’ll be fit. He’s been working out and the response is good,” “Andy’s worked hard and is passionate about his country, just like all these guys. I respect all of these guys and I know they will do their best on Saturday. Hopefully it will be enough to see us through.”
The Scot also confirmed Musa Mudde, who missed both the one-all draw in Angola and Senegal, has fully recovered from an ankle injury. “Yah he’s been training well. He’s not complaining. I’ve asked him how he’s feeling and he tells me he’s feeling fine.” Midfielder Mudde’s timely return is a boost especially with Tony Mawejje out through suspension.
“All of these guys are desperate to play. It’s a very difficult job for me to pick the team that will play in the right formation and cause the other team problems.“We are working on a number of formations. You gonna have plan B, and may be C, if plan A is not working well. “Hopefully plan A will be fine and we will get the result we are looking for on that day. The guys are looking forward to the challenge and are up for it mentally.”
Wing play has always been Uganda’s strength and with Martin Mutumba ruled out with injury, SC Villa’s Steven Bengo is primed to start down the left.
The right midfield race between Dan Wagaluka and Moses Oloya is already designed. “I’ve got a good idea how we are gonna start, and I’ve got a good idea how we are gonna finish.”
Meanwhile, Congo were due to arrive in the country last evening.
By Andrew Mwanguhya, Daily Monitor