UGANDA Vs ZAMBIA: PREVIEW

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DATE:Saturday,January 23rd!
KICK-OFF: 18:00hrs(CAT).
VENUE:Umuganda Stadium!
CHANNELS:Supersport 9!
COMPETITION:Rwanda Orange 2016 #‎CHAN‬(4th Edition of African Nations Championship).
SIGNIFICANCE:
Its a Group ‘D’ second match which also has Zimbabwe and Mali,and top-two(2) teams progress to quarter-finals.
PERMITATIONS:
If Zambia wins,she will automatically qualify to the last eight(8),regardless of her last group match result,having won the opening match;while anyother result will leave the group(D) open till last group matches on january 27th.
HEAD-TO-HEAD:
In 34 total meetings,Zambia has beaten Uganda 15 times,while the Cranes have won 13 times:with the rest 6 matches ending in draws.
WORTH-NOTING:
*Uganda has only conceded 3 goals in 13 open play matches,while remaining unbeaten in 8 last games.
*Zambia has only conceded 2 goals in her last 5 unbeaten matches with a decorated 16 times appearance at AFCON.
RANKINGS:
Uganda – 12th in Africa,(62nd on Fifa).
Zambia – 15th in Africa,(67th on Fifa).
CECAFA RECORD:
Uganda – 14 times champions,(5times Runnersup).
Zambia – 2 times Champions,(5 times Runnersup).NOTE:Zambia’s record at Cecafa as guest team.

CHAN RECORD:
Uganda – Group Stage 2011 with 2 appearances.
Zambia -Third-place position 2009 with 2 appearances.
AFCON RECORD:
Uganda – 1978 Runnersup,with 5 appearances.
Zambia -2012Champions,with 16 appearances.
WORLD CUP RECORD:
Both teams yet to qualify.
CURRENT-FORM IN LAST 10 GAMES:
Uganda: 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss.
Zambia:06 wins, 02 draws and 02 loses.
COACHES-IN-CHARGE:
Uganda – Milutin Sredojevic(Serbian).
Zambia – George Lwandamina.

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