Uganda will be looking to maintain their dominance in Group L of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign when they host Lesotho at the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala on Saturday. The match is scheduled to get underway at 15h00 (CAT).
Uganda are unbeaten in Group L and top the standings with four points from two rounds of matches following their opening day 1-0 win over Cape Verde in June last year and their goalless draw against Tanzania last month on September 8th.
Uganda has not been in the best form internationally and has gone their last four international matches without a win, suffering two defeats in that time with their last competitive match the 0-0 draw against Tanzania.
Uganda last registered an official international win back in March this year when they beat Sao Tome e Principe 3-1 in a friendly, and they will certainly be hoping to turn the form around on Saturday against Lesotho.
Lesotho are currently placed second in Group L with two points following a 1-1 draw with Tanzania last year June and a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde last month on September 9th.
Their international form has been slightly better than Uganda with two wins, one draw and two losses in their last five official matches. Moreover, prior to their 1-1 draw with Cape Verde, Lesotho beat Madagascar 1-0 in a Cosafa Cup match in June of this year.
Statistically, Uganda are favourites to win this match as they have never lost to Lesotho and are 62 places higher than them on the official FIFA World rankings.
The countries only two previous meetings saw Uganda win 3-0 back in September of 2006, followed by a 0-0 draw in June of 2007.
Form Guide (In all competitions)
Head-to-head (In all competitions according to FIFA.com)
Matches – 2
Uganda – 1
Lesotho – 0
Draws – 1
83 – Uganda
145 – Lesotho