Cranes midfield star Tonny Mawejje believes they can get something out of their trip to Burkina Faso this weekend if they pull together as a team.

Uganda face Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou on Saturday looking to stretch their lead at the top of the Group D of the 2017 Nations Cup qualifiers to nine points.

The Cranes beat Bostwana 2-0 in Kampala and Comoros 1-0 away to assume table leadership.

Seven points from the remaining four matches will see Uganda qualifying for the continental showpiece for the first time since 1978, and Mawejje is confident they can pull it off this time round.

“I feel motivated to play this game and this is not because I’ve been paid money for it,” Mawejje told

“It’s simply because I have this strong inner feeling that if we beat Burkina Faso, we are almost there.

“But we shall have to work hard as a team; it is that combination that will see us get good results out of the two games.”

After the game in Ouagadougou on Saturday, the two again face off in a return leg in Kampala next Tuesday.

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