Uganda coach Williamson confident of 2012 place

Action from Kenya v Uganda in October 2010
Uganda and Kenya drew 0-0 in Nairobi earlier in the 2012 Nations Cup qualifying campaign

Uganda coach Bobby Williamson is confident that the Cranes can reach the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations finals by beating Kenya in thier last qualifier.

A win in Kampala on the weekend of 7-9 October will guarantee Uganda a finals spot for the first time since 1978.

Williamson says his side can bounce back from their 2-0 loss in Angola on Sunday.

"I'm sure we are capable and it's been a while since Kenya beat us last," he told BBC Sport.

Uganda coach Bobby Williamson is confident the Cranes can reach the 2012 Nations Cup.

"We know it's going to be a difficult match but with our passionate crowd behind us in a full stadium, we've not let them down so far so I don't expect to let them down this time."

Uganda are currently top of Group J with ten points, just one ahead of Angola, who travel to bottom side Guinea-Bissau for their final qualifier.

The Scottish coach says he would not change anything about his campaign so far.

"We are in the best position of the three teams that can possibly qualify," he said.

"I'd have taken that at the start of our campaign - needing to beat Kenya in the final game at home, it's our cup final and I'm sure we won't disappoint."

He also admitted the fact that Uganda only needed a draw in Angola on Sunday may have affected his player's attitude to the game.

"When we play away from home we normally attack teams more than we did on Sunday when we hardly had a shot on goal," he said.

"We kept possession but mainly in our own half and I think that [only needing a draw] was at the back of the player's minds."

Williamson has urged his Europe-based players to get to Uganda in good time to prepare for the crucial tie.

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