Having earlier named a starting team with only a single change in the line up that faced Kenya, John Duncan and his assistant Robert Sseguya have changed tactics and will play Kevin Makmot ahead of Ivan Kirabo against Senegal on Saturday.
Makmot, who didn’t feature in the first leg of the Elgon Cup in Kampala, came on as a second half substitute in 33 all stalemate against Kenya in Nairobi.
“We have to rest players because there are more games to come,” assistant coach Sseguya said of the change.
The change means that Makmot will start with Ivan Magomu for the first time on the national team.
Having played the bigger part of the tier 1B tournament in 2015, Makmot lost his starting place to Davis Kiwalabye last year and had settled for a place on the bench.
With Kiwalabye turning down the call up this year, the emergence of Ivan Kirabo had still kept the Rhinos half back out of the starting team.
Makmot and open side flanker Ronald Musajjagulanyago are expected to be some of the changes made to the side that played in Nairobi. Winger Justin Kimono is also set to start.
Musajjagulanyago replaces Scot Oluoch, who is out of the team due to work commitments.
Uganda are joint second with Kenya and a win in Dakar will see them take early charge of the group by climbing to the log summit.