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Sofapaka midfielder Musa Mudde admits it will be a tough job next weekend when Uganda host Kenya but remains confident the Cranes will triumph over Harambee Stars.
The two East African neighbours clash on October 8 at Namboole for a Nations Cup ticket to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea next year. Uganda top Group J on 10 points, with Kenya behind second-placed Angola on seven.
SuperSport.com caught up with Mudde after the midfielder watched his former side Simba lose 2-0 to Police in the Bell Super League on Friday evening. Mudde said he respects Kenya but thinks the home advantage gives Uganda an edge.
“We are at home and Kenya are poor travelers,” he told SuperSport.com. The Stars have lost all their two outings in Guniea Bissau and Angola without scoring a goal while Uganda have won their two at home, scoring five without reply.
Mudde has played each of Uganda Cranes five games and knows what it takes when you meet a team as formidable as Kenya.
“They have big players and are very physical,” he said, adding, “But we are up for the challenge and have the necessary players to win the match.”
Kenya boast of stars as Auxerre striker Denis Oliech and Real Sociedad midfielder McDonald Mariga while Cranes have their leading scorer with two goals David Obua from Hearts in Scotland, and Red Bull Salzburg defender skipper Ibrahim Sekagya.
Mudde was due to join fellow Cranes players for a Saturday training session at Namboole.