The Uganda Cranes are 1-0 up in their African Nations Championship qualifier against Tanzania but captain Milton Karisa has urged his teammates to be hungry for more.
Having edged their rivals courtesy of Travis Mutyaba’s sole goal in the first leg played in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, Uganda will play as hosts in the second on Saturday at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
“This whole week in training, we have had much of our focus on the finishing bit,” Karisa said in a press conference at FUFA House, Mengo on Friday.
“In the reverse fixture, we could have scored more but we were wasteful and we need to improve in the final third and put away the chances we create.”
“Tanzania is a strong team and they are still very much in this race meaning we shall have to put in a lot of effort to accomplish the task,” the Vipers SC forward added.
Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic added some players to his team including Muhammad Shaban and Ibrahim Orit to help in the hunt for goals.
On the other hand, Tanzania will be under the guidance of Zambian tactician Honor Janza who was appointed as caretaker coach following the sacking of Danish Kim Poulsen on Monday.
Janza has since noted that it is very much possible for the Taifa Stars to come to Uganda and overturn the result.
After Saturday’s game, the winner on aggregate between the two sides will book a slot at the January 2023 CHAN tournament in Algeria.