Nigeria in titanic clash with Uganda

Edwin  - CEO March 6, 2024
Updated 2024/03/06 at 6:06 PM
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Image credit:CAFonline
Image credit:CAFonline

 In the African Games opening game


Ladan Bosso Image credit: CAFonline


As the curtain rises on the 13th edition of the African Games, all eyes turn to Accra, where former champions Nigeria will face Uganda in the opening match at the Accra Stadium, CAFonline reports.


The stage is set for a riveting encounter between two footballing powerhouses in Group B, with anticipation reaching fever pitch among fans and pundits alike.


This showdown holds added significance as it marks a rematch of the recent U20 Africa Cup of Nations clash between Nigeria and Uganda, where the Nigerian U20 national team emerged victorious with a hard-fought 1-0 win in Egypt.


With both sides eager to assert dominance early in the tournament, Thursday’s fixture promises to be a battle of skill, strategy, and determination.


Ahead of the highly anticipated opener, coaches Ladan Bosso of Nigeria and Morley Ochama of Uganda addressed the media at the pre-match press conference, offering insights into their teams’ preparations and mindsets.


Coach Bosso exuded confidence in his squad’s readiness, emphasizing their discipline and talent as they aim to make Nigeria proud on the continental stage.


“We have prepared a lot for this competition,” Bosso remarked.


“The players are disciplined and ready for the action… We are counting on the players’ talents and the support of the Nigerians living here in Ghana to encourage and support the boys.”


Echoing his coach’s sentiments, midfielder Daniel Bameyi expressed the team’s determination to excel under Bosso’s guidance and bring honor to Nigeria.


“We are delighted to play under coach Ladan Bosso again,” Bameyi stated.

“We want to make Nigeria proud. There are many Nigerians here in Ghana, and I know they will come out in their numbers to support us in our victory against Uganda.”

Meanwhile, Coach Ochama exuded optimism about Uganda’s prospects, emphasizing their preparedness and eagerness to compete against the Nigerian giants.

“We do respect Nigerians as superpowers of African football,” Ochama acknowledged.


“But we don’t fear them… A lot has changed since they beat us the last time, and we are ready to show them we have improved.”

Ugandan player Ronald Madoi echoed his coach’s sentiments, expressing confidence in his team’s ability to overcome Nigeria.

“My colleagues and I are ready to show Nigeria that a lot has changed since we last met,” Madoi affirmed. “There is nothing new in football these days, including surprises.”

With both teams brimming with confidence and determination, Thursday’s clash is poised to be a thrilling spectacle, setting the tone for what promises to be an exhilarating tournament in Accra.


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