Niger v Uganda (Kick off in Marrakech, Morocco 19:00 UTC)
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Niger have little to play for due to being eliminated from contention to qualify but the Ménas are always a dangerous team who can spoil the ambitions of their opponents. The team will be without all-time leading scorer Victorien Adebayor after the player failed to respond to being called for both his national team for South African club AmaZulu who reportedly signed him for the current season. Niger will host Thursday’s match in Morocco.
For Uganda it is a massive game on Thursday with the Cranes needing nothing less than a victory for both themselves and Algeria against Tanzania to qualify. To achieve this Uganda will need to find a goal which is a task that continues to be quite difficult. The Cranes attack has scored only three goals in their five matches and have not scored two or more goals in an AFCON or World Cup qualifying match since November 2019 against Malawi. Fahad Bayo, one of the scorers in the match against Malawi, will attempt to find the net along with rising talent Rogers Mato.