Odongo said at a press briefing at Silver Springs Hotels in Kampala that the Cranes have trained hard enough and will give everything against the Ivorians.
?Today the boys are prepared,? Odongo stated. ?We have gelled well and we are taking this game as a final . We are very aware of the task ahead of us. But now the focus is on the Sunday game, which is a final to us and every player is ready to give 100 percent,? Odongo added.
He added that last year?s 22-19 defeat in the Confederation of Africa tournament to Ivory Coast will not affect them on Sunday.
?We have improved our discipline and we are not conceding penalties as before,? the front row player explained.
Uganda needs to win all its games against Ivory Coast, Mauritius and Botswana to win the tournament.
Meanwhile, Silver Springs Hotel will accommodate and feed all the 6 teams for the entire tournament.
?We have always supported sports and will continue to do so,?Zedrick Egesa, Operations Manager Silver Springs Hotel explained.
The Cranes checked in on Thursday while other teams including Senegal, Madagascar, Ivory Coast, Botswana and Mauritius will join later as they arrive.
Rugby Africa Cup 1B
Sunday at Kyadondo
Madagascar v Botswana, 12pm
Uganda v Ivory Coast, 2pm
Mauritius v Senegal, 4pm
Past results against Ivory Coast
2014 CAR CUP 1B
Uganda 19 Ivory Coast 22
2007 Rugby World Cup qualifiers
Uganda 32 Ivory Coast 7
Ivory Coast 18 Uganda 9
By Johnson Were, The New Vision