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2023 U-20 AFCON: Uganda Coach Mayanja Ready For Flying Eagles Test

2023 U-20 AFCON: Uganda Coach Mayanja  Ready  For  Flying Eagles Test

Uganda head coach, Jackson Mayanja is looking forward to his side’s quarter-final clash against the Flying Eagles of Nigeria.

The Hippos finished top of Group B with five points from three games.

Mayanja’s side will confront at the Suez Canal Stadium on Thursday.

“This tournament is a bit tricky but this is the game but we had to get a result because I also rested my key players because I trust every player,” Mayanja was quoted by CAFonline.

“Since that we have qualified, now we’re planning for the next one so that we can qualify to the next stage.”

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While Jackson Mayanja was fulfilling his post match media duties the drawing of lots was taking place in Cairo but the former El Masry man wasn’t too concerned about the draw.

“There’s nothing much I can say about the drawing of lots. I’m not a coach who has pressure,” he said.

“This is what I was looking at whether I am first or second but I have qualified that is the most important.

“My goal here in this tournament is to take this team to the World Cup.

“That’s why I give a chance to every player of mine to express himself, to express talent.”


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  • TONY 1 year ago

    This Ugandan U20 is a good team. Eat African countries have been investing in youth teams in the last few years and their efforts are starting to bear fruits.
    We should not expect an easy ride against Uganda on Thursday. For starters, they seem to have what we lack at least in this tournament, flair players. Their jersey no.10 player, Travis Mutyaba is pretty good.
    Ironically, if we are to win this game, we most likely will have to win it on physicality which fortunately our team have in abundance. No disrespect, but East African teams are not as physically strong as West African teams so we should try and use robust style approach to wear them down.
    All the best to our players, but they should do well not to approach this match with any form of over-confidence. In the 1978 Nations Cup hosted by Ghana, The Green Eagles packed with stars had drawn Uganda after topping group A which included hosts Ghana only to be put out in the semi-final by little-known Uganda.
    Just a little reminder that big names don’t play football.

    • Olujjjj 1 year ago

      The last game again eagles in Nigeria.
      The Ugandii won .. in Benin..
      Hope u stil remember. Uganan have won 4 times against super eagles draw 2 times Nigeria rarely ever beat ugadan
      They have the psyche of beating Nigeria always check goggle head to head Nigeria vs ugadan
      This flying eagles could cry on that day if they don’t perfect their ability to score quickly.so of our coaches too don’t know history.
      They wil play eagles like Ghana

      • EZOMO 1 year ago

        Well as far as I know the head to head available is for national team level
        When it come up to age grade competion, I remember we beat them in lagos close 4 -1 qualifications for Olympic 2002
        Age grade competion their head to head don’t threatened us

        • Olujjjj 1 year ago

          Uganda guys are from the trenches.. just like the ajegunles..they are fortified from villages not the like the eagles that are Nollywood footballer. They want this chance dey want dollar.if one dollar is 800 naira . It is X9 in Uganda. So one dollar in Uganda is about 7000 naira. So dey want to take the game at all cost .I m just telling wat d eagles need to know.dey are hard guys. Dey could be under the influence of chemical.

    • Ignatius Abo 1 year ago

      Thumbs up brotherman. The FE should be careful not to underrate Uganda. Lolzzzz

  • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

    Underate Uganda at your own risk…. They topped their group for a reason and I watched their games…..They don’t waste chances and don’t have heavy touches like the flying eagles..I hope Bosso tells his boys to approach this game like you would any heavyweight. A loss at this stage and forget the world cup….

    • EZOMO 1 year ago

      U see now they never topoed their group, they were second position they won 1 match nd draw 2 matches its Congo that top the group
      No one is underrating them the only east africa country that has pedigree at u20 level is Zambia, they maybe good but they are beatable

      • Greenturf 1 year ago

        Zambia isn’t east Africa rather in the southern part of Africa.

        • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

          Lmaooo@ Zambia being in East Africa wow

          • EZOMO 1 year ago

            Mr man stop been stupid all u need to do is to corect me .” MR KNOW ALL ” I just gut to know age is not maturity, u simply proof that to me

        • EZOMO 1 year ago

          Oh thank u ya uvre right

      • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

        Well, we are meeting them Cuz we are the second placed team in group A which should meet the 1st placed team in group B…..So I don’t understand your logic.

  • Sunnyb 1 year ago

    Guys stop wasting ur precious time on Bosso and his Sambisa first eleven, this  team  is not going anywhere with those old folks. Overage players , no tactics, playing like Niger Republic. Uganda should send them home

    • EZOMO 1 year ago

      Hmmmm u hv a choice to be negative ut don’t recruit others into negativity

  • Collins Id 1 year ago

    This team is only second to senegal so far, its nigeria vs senegal in the final, might be desided by penalties, meanwhile number 14 ogbelu casimiro, and daniel daga should star against uganda, 4 0 my predition

  • Greenturf 1 year ago

    I have seen a couple of Ugandan game in this tournament to be honest they are a very good side.They play one touch or at most two touch football and their pass success is very high.They also have great movements on and off the ball with brilliant interchange of passes which was done in high tempo with quick movements, they’re a handful,honestly I would rather avoid meeting them at this stage,but the die is cast!It’s a battle,we have to go into this game with the mindset of it’s now or never because apparently,it’s the game that will determine the future of this young eagles so they’re condemned to win it!
    Meanwhile,Uganda has its weak side which could be to our advantage.
    They aren’t a great scoring side just like the flying eagles,they scored 4 and conceded 3,this figures shows they are vulnerable at the back,the have let in almost as they have scored.
    We have one of the meanest defence in this tournament conceding just once in 3 games and scoring 3.We are a more disciplined side and has a better pedigree at this level which could work in our favour.A side that dominated but couldn’t score against a poor South Sudanese side will find it even more difficult penetrating an impregnable Nigerian defence with a very good goalkeeper Manning the post,it sure will be an interesting game.
    I expect Uganda to have more of the ball but their profligacy in front of goal could be their archilles heel.We could edge them in what looks to be a cagey game.
    Good-luck flying eagles,you will need it.
    Meanwhile,I haven’t read from my Ghanaian friend Selfmade.You were quick to comment after our lose to Senegal to show support but disappeared after our two victories haha..

  • Ignatius Abo 1 year ago

    Thumbs up Brotherman Greenwood. Since their failure in the Chan tournament, Ghanaian noise makers have disappeared. Foolish Fetch, Yawning Yaw, Selfmade paperbag, where are you people?

    • EZOMO 1 year ago

      Hmmmm u hv a choice to be negative ut don’t recruit others into negativity

    • EZOMO 1 year ago

      Sorry that my previous comment was not meant for u

  • Proudly 9ja 1 year ago

    Guys na wa ooo, na Uganda we dey talk ooo not brazil, our football don degenerate so badly that we now fret over small Uganda? If Bosso gets his selection right i see FE winning comfortsbly, not by a huge margin but the game will be won. If i may ask, who Uganda don play against? The likes of CAR, South Sudan, and Congo,,they haven’t played the likes of Nigeria. Uganda will be scared as hell facing 9ja. The only 2 teams aside 9ja that truly worry me are Gambia and Senegal. Gambia are an excellent team, they are technical and move the ball well, dia build up play is impeccable, they’ve also been together for awhike and it shows. Bosso should stick to d same starting lineup, except playing dat Gent forward as too 9 instead of Adams or the other striker. The Gent forward looks a better player than both of dem. The FE are improving and dats what u need in a tournament like dis, game by game improvement. Why are we not getting any updates on Daniel Daga, dis is a game where his presence will be vital. Although Aminu has tried especially against Mozambique but we do need a Daga in our midfield. His partnership with ogbelu is great. The boys should play with confidence, put d ball on d ground, keep d ball moving and not always looking for the long ball to d wingers. One tin i have noticed is dat we tebd to slip, not sure if its d pitch or our footwear, we should try to remedy dat. I also think Sarki will show up in dis game, he hasn’t really done anything thus far but u can kinda see a player there. Bosso just needs to get his tactics right and we are thru to d semis. It won’t be easy but it will be comfortable. FE take d game to dem, overwhelme dem and they will fall afterall ww are FE, 2 time world silver medalist and 7 time African champions, our pedigree alone is enough to strije fear in d minds of the opposition, who be Uganda? Good luck FE.

  • Collins Id 1 year ago

    You guys should calm down because i can assure you that Nigeria will not only beat uganda, they will dominate them and out play them in the owl session of the game, the flying eagles is not their level forget history, if we want to talk history we are seven times champion in this level, you guys underate this boys bcos their our own, dont forget they are wafu champion and they beat zambia and congo in their preparations, to be honest bosso have selected a good team here, the keeper is so confidents, infact i like the teams confidents on the ball despite not perfect but they always kno what to do with the ball, the difense partnership beetwin bamiyi and friedrich is not just only solid but also very tecknical, they comunicate with the midfield so well, the midfield of ogbelu casimiro and hopefully the return of daniel daga gattuso, will posses the owl of the game if not 80 percent, we have good wings as well, very strong left and right backs (njuku and agbalaka) will disconet uganda wing play, and hopefully sarki and mohamad will overide uganda difense, we dont have good strikers in the team, but the good thing is that the others are capable of scoring, i am not confident because i am a nigerian, its because of what i have seen so far in the turnament, senegal is another strong side that i admire so much the Nigeria senegal game was very intresting game it was full of strenght, class,skills and pace betwin the two westafrica giants, it really shows how much both nations have invested in youth football, the senegalese are more clinical in front of goal and final balls, while the eagles where more agressive and possesive, exploring all armors in confidents, though couldnt get the needed goal both teams entertained me, another interesting game was gambia and żambia, i think gambia is a team to be afraid of in this turnament.

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