Okello can’t be underrated: Uganda Assistant Coach

Uganda assistant head coach Abdalla Mubiru has revealed how Gor Mahia and South Sudan’s striker Tito Okello can hurt them during the African Cup of Nations qualifiers to be played on Thursday 12th November 2020.

Abdala singled out how the K’oGalo and former Vipers SC forward can be a great danger during the encounter at St Mary’s Kitende.

“We can’t underrate our opponents because they have good players like Okello,” Mubiru said.

“He is talented and if we allow him space, he can create the moments and hurt us because he carries that threat.”

Okello decided to turn up for the Bright Stars despite being eligible to play for the Cranes.

The Police head coach further explained that the Cranes are not under any particular pressure as they prepare to face their bottom-placed Group B rivals.

“We are not a group that works under pressure,” the tactician added. “There is no pressure but of course, there is urgency because we want to win, therefore we shouldn’t allow complacency to creep in anyway.

“Eventually, it will go down to what we do as a team. We should be able to execute our plan very well; how we attack, how we react if we don’t have the ball and how we defend will be important for us.”

Uganda are leading the group with four points that came from a draw against Burkina Faso and a win against Malawi.

Should the Cecafa champions pick up six points from the Bright Stars, it would enough for them to earn a place in the next Afcon edition to be held in Cameroon in 2021.

Johnathan McKinstry would have then achieved one of the targets placed on his shoulders – to lead Uganda to a third straight continental competition.

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