CAF U-23 / Olympic Qualifier:

Uganda Kobs Vs Rwanda U-23 – Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium

Sat, 30th May 2015 (4:30 p.m)

[Uganda leads 2-1 on aggregate]

Kobs Friendly Matches:

First Match: Kobs 1-1 Cranes

Second Match: Kobs 1-1 Cranes

Lebanese based defender, Richard Kasagga might make an appearance in the Uganda Kobs back line during the return leg of the CAF U-23/Olympic qualifier against Rwanda at Nakivubo war Memorial stadium this Saturday.

The calm center half partnered Shafiki Bakaki in the Kobs’ second trial match against a select Uganda Cranes side on Wednesday evening.

Whereas Kasagga’s appearance could have been a ‘shocker’ to many, there was a lasting impression left from two forwards – The Saints burly striker, Alex ‘Benzima’Bukenya Kitata and Sports Club Victoria University’s Fahad ‘Tokko’ Muhammed Hassan.

The two scored in the respective matches they featured in.

Kitata canceled out Hamis ‘Diego’ Kizza’s opener in the opener before Muhammed Tokko’s eye catching loop from over 30 yards past goal keeper, Nichols Ssebwato was a beauty.

Tokko canceled out Robert Ssentongo’s decent goal after a wonderful Brian Majwega crossing from the left.

El Merriekh goal keeper, Jamal Salim continued to prove his penalty heroics when he saved Boban Zirintunsa’s effort in the second game that also had South African based striker, Geofry Massa playing.

The two practice matches also offered a plat form for Azam TV crew to fine tune their machines ahead of Saturday Kobs’ clash.

Tough Matches:

The national team’s technical department is preparing for a tough line up of games for the Cranes and Kobs.

There is a match on Saturday against Rwanda (U-23), before the focus will turn to international build up with Gambia early next month.

Three days later, the Cranes will host the Zebras from Botswana on the 13th June 2015 in the opening match of the AFCON 2017 campaign before the CHAN campaign gets underway with two matches against Tanzania home and away.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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