Ugandan playmaker Wasswa preaches belief against Chipolopolo

Ugandan playmaker Wasswa preaches belief against Chipolopolo


Uganda Cranes’ utility player Hassan Wasswa reckons they have what it takes to upstage Zambia come Saturday.

The Cranes and Chipolopolo meet at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola in the first leg of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with the return due October 13 in Kampala.

The defender-turned midfielder, Wasswa, says that while they respect the African champions, it will be 11 against 11 when the two meet for the initial battle for a ticket to South Africa.

“In football believe is very important,” Wasswa told after Tuesday’s training at Namboole.

“As long as we believe I think we shall make it. I don’t think we are underdogs. They will have a tough game when we go to Zambia just like it will be very tough for us.”

Wasswa added: “This will be my second time playing against Zambia. We know their game. They play a first game but we also play a first game. It is going to be a very difficult game but we have a chance.”

Wasswa, who plies his trade in Turkey, made his senior Cranes debut against the Chipolopolo in a one-all friendly in Kampala two years ago.

Meanwhile, Cranes coach Bobby Williamson worked with 23 or his 24 summoned players on Tuesday after Moses Oloya, Baba Kizito (Vietnam), Denis Onyango (South Africa), Abel Dhaira and Tonny Mawejje (Iceland) joined the team.

Only India-based Simeon Masaba missed the morning training session but is expected to train on Wednesday before the team leave for Zambia on Friday morning aboard a chartered flight.

Courtesy of Supersport

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