Mckinstry optimistic of winning the 15th CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title

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Uganda Cranes Head Coach Jonny McKinstry during one of the training sessions ahead of CECAFA Challenge Cup; Online Photo

By Mulanzi Robert

Uganda’s pursuit of a record 15th Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup title will be on today at KCCA stadium, Lugogo at 4 pm when they face Eritrea in the finals of the 2019 edition.

Kenya is also set to play Tanzania at 1 pm for a third and fourth playoffs in the same pitch.

The Cranes are the only side in the tournament yet to draw or lose a game and are favourites going into the game against less fancied but enterprising Eritreans.

“Regardless of who wins tomorrow, I think it’s fair to say that the Eritreans performance throughout the tournament deserves a team an accolade,” said McKinstry whose Cranes beat Eritrea 2-0 in the group stages.

Key Stats

Uganda are playing in their 19th Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup finals while Eritrea are into their first
Uganda has won all the previous tournaments they have hosted
Uganda has won 14 of the 18 finals played losing just four in the process.

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Charles Lukwago (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, John Revita, Halid Lwaliwa ©, Shafik Kagimu, Bright Anukani, Joachim Ojera, Allan Okello, Fahad Bayo and Viane Ssekajugo

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