Uganda out to surprise Senegal in Cairo
Sadio Mane of Senegal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match between Kenya and Senegal at the 30 June Stadium, Cairo on the 01 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Thursday Jul 04, 2019. 15:00
Uganda will square off with Senegal in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Round of 16 match on Friday.
Kick-off is at 21h00 CAT.
The encounter is set to be played at the Cairo International Stadium in the Egyptian city of Cairo.
The Cranes advanced to the knockout stage after finishing second in Group A which consisted of Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.
They will look to Emmanuel Okwi, who found the back of the net twice in the group stage.
Uganda head coach Sebastien Desabre will be looking to guide the Cranes to a big win over Senegal.
Meanwhile, Senegal progressed to the knockout phase after finishing second in Group C which consisted of Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania.
The Lions of Teranga will bank on the experience of Sadio Mane, who scored twice in the group stage.
Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse will be hoping to lead his side to their third victory at the 2019 AFCON finals when they face Uganda.
This will be the fifth meeting between Uganda and Senegal.
The Lions of Teranga have recorded two victories against the Cranes, while two matches ended in a draw.