Uganda coach Basena warns players against complacency ahead of Ghana clash

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The Cranes boss says he has warned his charges against complacency when they face injury-hit Black Stars by the weekend

Uganda caretaker coach Moses Basena says he has warned his team against complacency ahead of the Fifa World Cup qualifier against Ghana on Saturday.

The Black Stars come into the game without several known faces including skipper Asamoah Gyan, Jonathan Mensah and Harrison Afful, after they failed to recover from injuries.

Also, Andre and Jordan Ayew are not part of the squad after coach Kwesi Appiah revealed his intention to test new players.

"Uganda are well prepared for the game on Saturday. We have heard of stories but we don't care who is coming and who is not coming," Basena told Nhyira FM.

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"What we know is that we are playing the Black Stars of Ghana and we won't underrate them. Whether the team is without the Ayew brothers as well as captain Asamoah Gyan, we're determined to win the game and hope for the best in the last round of matches. I've advised the players against complacency," he added.

Goal understands that only 16 players have reported to the Black Stars' camping base in Kenya. Patrick Twumasi, Raphael Dwamena and Nicholas Opoku are expected to join the group on Wednesday. No late call-up would be made according to the technical team.

Uganda could qualify for their maiden World Cup as they currently sit second in Group E with seven points, two points behind leaders Egypt while Ghana have five points.

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