Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
St. Mary’s Stadium will host Thursday’s World Cup qualifier between Uganda and Kenya. The Cranes aim to build on back-to-back wins over Rwanda, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence. You should know that Uganda managed to keep a clean sheet in each of their first four group games. Ashod forward Fahad Bayo should keep his place in the starting XI after scoring the winners in the double victory over Rwanda.
The Kenyans, on the other hand, have nothing to play for in the penultimate group match, and given their difficulties in front of goal, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the automatic qualification-chasing hosts. When the two teams met in Nairobi earlier in the process they played out a goalless draw, but home win should be considered this time out as Uganda want this win more than Kenya.
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 (Kenya):
Kenya national football team represents Kenya on the international stage. Controlled by Football Kenya Federation, the Harambee Stars welcome their rivals at Moi International Sports Centre. Kenya have yet to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals, but in 2019 they will compete at the Africa Cup of Nations for the sixth time in the history of the national team.
The Kenyans were drawn with Senegal, Algeria and Tanzania in Group C. The Harambee Stars are well known for their red kit (home), but they wear both white and green colours when the playing on the travels as well. Kenya faced Uganda in their first ever international game, with the team sharing the spoils (1-1) with Uganda in Nairobi.
The Harambee Stars recorded their biggest win against Zanzibar (10-0) on October, 1961 and four years later they were outclassed by Ghana 12-2, which is considered the team’s biggest defeat.