MIya Farouk in action during Uganda vs Congo at Namboole Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
  • Uganda Vs Egypt – Mandela National Stadium, 4:00pm
[/media-credit] Derrick Nsibambi will lead Uganda Cranes attack Egypt at Namboole stadium Credit: ©Kawowo Sports/DAVID ISABIRYE

Uganda Cranes coach Moses Basena alongside his three assistants Fred Kajoba, Ibrahim Ssekagya and Mathias Lule have named the starting line up against Egypt Pharoahs for the crucial group E 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Mandela National Stadium.

Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper leads the team as captain, his third game since taking over from the retired Geoffrey Massa.

Vipers workaholic skipper Nico Wakiro Wadada starts at right back whilst Gor Mahia’s Godfrey ‘Jjajja Walu’ Walusimbi takes over the left flank.

At central defensive is the elegant Murushid Jjuuko of Simba Sports Club in Tanzania and Zambian based Isaac Isinde of Buildcon F.C.

It is a crowed and compact midfield with the likes of Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda and Joseph Ochaya.

Standard Liege’s Farouk Miya, Emmanuel Okwi and Derrick Nsibambi are the forwards with the primary task at hand to look for the goals.

The bench is rich as well with KCCA’s Benjamin Ochan and Vipers’ Ismael Watenga as Onyango’s understudies at the expense of St George’s Robert Odongkara

The others waiting to be introduced at some stage of the match are Romanian based midfielder William Luwagga Kizito, Bernard Muwanga, Ivan Ntege, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Milton Karisa, Isaac Muleme, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Shafic Kagimu, Tom Masiko and Denis Iguma

Uganda Cranes XI: Denis Onyango (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Wasswa Hassan Mawanda,Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi,  Joseph Benson Ochaya

Substitutes: Ismail Watenga (GK), Benjamin Ochan (GK), Muwanga Bernard, Ntege Ivan, Mutyaba Muzamiru, Luwagga William Kizito, Milton Karisa, Isaac Muleme, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Shafic Kagimu, Tom Masiko, Denis Iguma

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

Leave a comment

Please let us know what you think