Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2021 match:
Uganda will be looking to retain top position in Group B when they host South Sudan at Venue Kitende Ground in Kampala. The Cranes have been producing excellent displays ever since Northern Ireland tactician Johnny McKinstry took over the reins, and it has to be noted that they are eyeing their eighth consecutive win in all competitions. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Al-Ittihad attacker Emmanuel Okwi, who has netted 26 goals in 78 appearances for the national team.
South Sudan, on the other hand, have been competing as an independent country since 2011. The Bright Stars have always been serving as a cannon fodder for their rivals in qualifiers for showpiece tournaments, and seeing that they were beaten by both Malawi and Burkina Faso in the first two group games in the AFCON qualifiers, home win should be considered.
Highlighted Team (Uganda):
Uganda are an African football team that have yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals. The Cranes struggle in the World Cup qualifiers, but they did well to make it to the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 1978.
Uganda outplayed Nigeria in the semi-finals of the tournament in Ghana, but the hosts proved to be a big catch for Peter Okee’s troops in the title game. You should bear in mind that the Uganda national football team made their first appearances at the African Cup of Nations back in 1962. The Cranes wear yellow shirts and black shorts when playing at home, while the colour of their away kit is white and black.
Uganda play their home games at Mandela National Stadium, the venue that was opened in 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 45,202. The likes of Almansi Kadogo, David Obua, Ibrahim Sekagya, Joel Kitamirike and Joseph Kizito are the most notable footballers who played for Uganda.