Somalia vs Uganda Match Analysis & Prediction
21/11/2023 4:00 pm
Somalia will be seeking their first competitive victory in nearly four years when they host Uganda at Stade Municipal de Berkane for a CAF World Cup qualifier.
The Ocean Stars kicked off their campaign with a defeat to African giants Algeria last time out, while Uganda were narroly beaten by Guinea.
Somalia got off to an awful start against Algeria as midfielder Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi scored an own goal in the second minute, and although Issa Abatari managed to get onto the scoresheet for the visitors, strikes from Baghdad Bounedjah and former Newcastle United man Islam Slimani denied the Ocean Stars an unlikely start.
Uganda began their Group G campaign with a game against Guinea on Friday, but the visitors were unable to earn any points for their efforts after a last-minute winner for the West African side Berkane.
Fahad Bayo scored Uganda’s first goal on the potential road to North America in the 30th minute to restore parity in the game following Aguibou Camara’s opener, but a 94th-minute strike from Seydouba Cisse ensured that the National Elephants stole all the points.
Somalia vs. Uganda Head to head
Uganda have won each of the five previous meetings between these two teams, scoring 17 goals while conceding just two.
28/11/2011Somalia0Uganda4CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup
27/07/2019Somalia1Uganda3CAF African Nations Championship
03/08/2019Uganda4Somalia1CAF African Nations Championship
09/12/2019Somalia0Uganda2CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup
Somalia Team News
In a squad containing very little top-flight experience, the decision of 22-year-old Abdi Salim to feature for Somalia has been a huge boost, with the Orlando City defender starting in a full-back role last time out.
The hosts could make a couple of changes to the XI who lost in round one of qualifying, meaning the likes of Abdulkadir Sidow and Farhan Ahmed may be promoted from the bench.
Somalia's Last 5 Matches
23/07/2023Somalia0Tanzania1African Nations Championship Qualification
30/07/2023Tanzania2Somalia1African Nations Championship Qualification
16/11/2023Algeria3Somalia1CAF World Cup Qualifiers
Uganda Team News
Milton Karisa was forced off during the halftime break last time out against Guinea, and he could be replaced by Yunus Sentamu in Uganda’s attack.
Anukani Bright is one of many players in the visitors’ squad who plies their trade in the Ugandan Premier League, and he will be pushing for his ninth international appearance on Tuesday.
Uganda's Last 5 Matches
17/11/2023Guinea2Uganda1CAF World Cup Qualifiers
Somalia vs. Uganda: Odds and Predictions
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