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07 Jun

Both seeking to pick up their first wins in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, Uganda and Niger go head-to-head at the St Mary's Stadium on Wednesday.

The Cranes suffered a 2-0 defeat against Algeria in Saturday’s group opener, while the victors were held to a 1-1 draw by Tanzania.

The Cranes of Uganda were denied a dream start to their AFCON qualifiers as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Algeria on Saturday.

This followed a humbling 4-2 defeat at the hands of Uzbekistan when the sides squared off in a friendly fixture on March 29.

Uganda have now failed to win any of their last three competitive outings, claiming one draw and losing two since a 1-0 victory over Rwanda in the World Cup qualifiers back in October 2021.

Niger, on the other hand, turned in a resilient performance as they came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw with Tanzania in their group opener last time out.

They are now unbeaten in all but one of their last five outings across all competitions, with a 2-1 friendly loss to Libya in March being the exception.

However, Niger have failed to win any of their last three away games, losing twice and picking up one draw in that time.

Uganda vs Niger Head-To-Head 


02/06/18 | International friendly           

 Niger         2 - 1    Uganda       

 02/09/14 | International friendly       

  Niger         2 - 0     Uganda

07/09/08 | World Cup Qualifying   

 Niger         3 - 1     Uganda

31/05/08 | World Cup Qualifying   

 Uganda         1 - 0     Niger

08/09/06 | Afcon Qualifying 

   Uganda         3 - 1     Niger

07/10/06  | Afcon Qualifying    

Niger         0 - 0     Uganda

Uganda vs Niger Team News

The Serbian expects to have back fit again Muhammad Shaban fit and Fahad Bayo, who did not make the matchday squad for unexplained reasons.

UgandaOff the back of an injury-free game against Algeria, Uganda head into Wednesday with a clean bill of health and no suspension concerns.

Injured: None

Suspended: None

NigerManager Jean-Michel Cavalli could name an unchanged starting XI on Wednesday following their impressive opening-day display. 

There are no injury or suspension concerns for Niger.

Injured: None

Suspended: None

Uganda vs Niger Predicted XI

Uganda Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Charles Lukwago; Gavin Kizito, Halid Lwaliwa, Bevis Mugabi, Isaac Muleme; Khalid Aucho, Marvin Youngman; Emmanuel Okwi, Allan Okello, Farouk Miya; Milton Karisa.

Niger Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Naim Van Attenhoven; Ousmane Diabaté, Abdoul Garba, Karim Doudou, Abdel Rahim Alhassane; Youssouf Oumarou, Abdoul Moumouni; Victorien Adebayor, Amadou Wonkoye, Amadou Moutari; Daniel Sosa

By Chief  Sports Editor: Senior Geroh

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