Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Kenya and Uganda go head to head at Nyayo National Stadium at the start of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Kenya aim to build on a 2-1 win over Togo, and they are seen as favourites to beat the out-of-sorts visitors. Youngster Richard Odada has earned a surprising call-up, with Frank Odhiambo eyeing his senior team debut. Eugene Asike returns to the squad, but he is unlikely to start.
Uganda, on the other hand, are on a seven-game winless run in all competitions ahead of the opener. All Wafula, Mutakubwa, and Bosangwa made the cut, but seeing that new boss Milutin Sredojevic has left stars Kaddu, Mutyaba, and Willa out of the squad, we are not tempted to put our money on the Cranes this time out. In their last meeting in a competitive match the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
Highlighted Player (Victor Wanyama):
Over the years Victory Wanyama has established himself as one of the best Kenyan footballers. Wanyama started his senior career at Belgian club Beerschot and after scoring 2 goals in 51 appearances in the league for de Ratten, he moved to Celtic in 2011.
The defensive midfielder, who is very strong in the tackle, decided to leave the Hoops in 2013, signing a deal with Premier League side Southampton for a fee of £12.5 million.During his spell at St. Mary’s Stadium Victory Wanyama established himself as a first-team regular at Southampton and thanks to his thrilling displays with the Saints, Tottenham Hotspur chiefs made a tempting offer for the Kenya international.
In 2016 Wanyama signed a four-year deal with the capital club and he has been playing for Spurs ever since. The Tottenham midfielder was born in Nairobi on June 25, 1991 and he made his international debut for the Kenya national team in a friendly against Nigeria in May, 2007.
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.