Uganda Cranes skipper Geoffrey Massa says they will play for all three points against Burkina Faso this weekend but hastens to add that a point would be as welcome.
The Cranes are in Ouagadougou, the Burkinabe capital, for Saturday’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying Group D clash with the hosts.
Coach Micho Sredojevic’s men lead the pool with six points, three more than Burkina Faso and Botswana, after two matches.
Massa, the Bloemfontein Celtic striker, believes victory would further brighten Uganda’s already luminous chances of ending a 39-year absence from the Nations Cup.
“It would be perfect,” Massa told upl.co.ug ahead of the Saturday clash, “That would give us more authority coming back for the return leg next Tuesday.
“Of course if we lose the two games then we will be out of the competition but we won’t allow that because we know how important this game is.”
Massa, the country’s leading scorer in the Afcon and World Cup qualifiers with 13 goals since his debut in 2006, however, adds that not all is lost should they fail to pick all three points.
“If we can’t get all three points, then one point away will do. Get that one point and win the game at home. But like I said, we have to work hard and have a positive approach.”
The Cranes have won their previous two away qualifying matches away to Comoros and Togo (World Cup) with 1-0 scorelines.