AFCON – Uganda v Zimbabwe preview

Uganda will be looking to continue their great start to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations when they face Zimbabwe in a Group A clash at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday 26 June, kick-off at 19:00 CAT. (LIVE on SS4.

DStv viewers will be able to see all the action from this match live and in HD, with SuperSport your home for all the thrilling action from the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt until 19 July.

Zimbabwe opened their AFCON campaign with a brave bult ultimately fruitless performance, as they succumbed 1-0 at the hands of hosts Egypt in the opening match on Friday night.

The Warriors cannot afford another loss if they are to truly stay in the race for last 16 qualification, and coach Sunday Chidzambwa will hope to see his side show more composure and precision in the final third of the field.

To that end, the likes of Khama Billiat, Ovidy Karuru, Knowledge Musona and Nyasha Mushekwi will need to up their performance level and take the game to their opponent’s defence.

Uganda come into the match as the Group A leaders, having defeated DR Congo 2-0 on Saturday thanks to goals from Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi.

The result means the Cranes are within touching distance of a place in the knockout rounds of the AFCON, something they have not achieved since being runners-up way back in 1978.

Yet coach Sebastien Desabre will be urging his team not to get too far ahead of themselves and take the threat offered by Zimbabwe seriously.

In head-to-head terms, Uganda and Zimbabwe have met in 14 previous matches. The Warriors have claimed five wins compared to two for the Cranes, while seven games have been drawn. The teams’ most recent clash was a friendly in May 2016 in Harare which Zimbabwe won 2-0.

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Match details

Uganda v Zimbabwe – Match 14, Group A

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Cairo International Stadium, Cairo

Kick-off 19:00 CAT


Uganda v Zimbabwe – Head-to-head

Matches played 14

Uganda wins 2

Zimbabwe wins 5

Draws 7