Defender Mustapha Mujjuzi will need to be as solid as he was against Zambia Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

CHAN 2018 (Group B):

Uganda Cranes Vs Cote D’Ivoire – Monday, 22nd January 2018

In Marrakech (10 p.m)

Musitafa Mujjuzi

The Uganda Cranes line up to face Cote D’Ivoire on Monday night during final group B match has two changes from the team that fell 1-0 to Namibia last Thursday.

In comes Police left back Aggrey Madoi and Proline central defender Musitafa Mujjuzi.

Madoi takes over the left defensive slot where Isaac Muleme had been. Muleme is thus pushed forward to play as left attack.

[/media-credit] Left back Aggrey Madoi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Mujjuzi stands in for suspended central defender Timothy Dennis Awanyi, who was red carded against Namibia.

For starters, Mujjuzi was among the graduates from the Uganda U-20 team (Hippos) that took part in the 2017 COSAFA U-20 tournament where Uganda and Egypt were the two invited countries.

There is no starting slot for midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba who had commanded a starting slot in the earlier two group games against Zambia and Namibia.

Mutyaba is among the many options left on the bench alongside Moses Waiswa, Paul Mucureezi, Muhammed Shaban, Nelson Senkatuka, Shief Batte, Joseph Nsubuga, as well as the two goalkeepers Benjamin Ochan and Saidi Keni.

Uganda and Cote D’Ivoire are fighting for third place since neither countries can displace Zambia or Namibia who won their respective opening matches.

Meanwhile, Zambia shall face Namibia in Casablanca to determine who tops the group.

The winner group B will face Sudan whilst the runners up will set a quarter final date against hosts Morocco.

Uganda Cranes XI:

Isma Bin Rashid Watenga (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Aggrey Madoi, Musitafa Mujuzi, Bernard Muwanga (Captain), Tadeo Lwanga, Milton Karisa, Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Derrick Nsibambi, Allan Kyambadde and Isaac Muleme

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

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