Godfrey Walusimbi and Mabutu Potloane Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

AFCON Cameroon 2019 Qualifiers (Group L):

  • Tuesday, 16th October 2018
  • Lesotho Likuena Vs Uganda Cranes
  • At Setsoto Stadium, Maseru (7 PM in Uganda, 6 PM Local Time)
[/media-credit] Godfrey Walusimbi jumps high to head the ball ahead of Lesotho’s Mabutu Potloane at Namboole Stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has named three changes from the team that won 3-0 against Lesotho at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Saturday.

Simba Sports Club defender Murushid Jjuuko who missed the clash in Kampala because of suspension arising from two cautions attained in the Cape Verde (away) and Tanzania (home) matches returns to the starting folder.

Jjuuko will partner with utility player Hassan Wasswa Mawanda who features in El Geish in the Egyptian Premier League.

Goalkeeper and captain Dennis Onyango, a tried and proven character at his Mamelodi Sundowns base and country, maintains his starting slot ahead of El Merriek’s Salim Jamal and KCCA’s Charles Lukwago.

Azam FC’s Nico Wakiro Wadada and Kaizer Chief’s Godfrey “Jajja Walu” Walusimbi maintain their right and left back slots respectively.

Dennis Iguma, now featuring at Kazma in Kuwait is drifted back to the midfield where he will combine with Khalid Aucho of Churchill Brothers in India.

Prodigal son Faruku Miya (Gorica in Croatia), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), KCCA’s Patrick Henry Kaddu and Cape Town City’s Allan “Dancing Rasta” Kateregga are the offensive options.

Kateregga replaces TP Mazembe’s Joseph Benson Ochaya as Iguma who was in defence with Mawanda comes in central midfield at expense of Vipers’ Moses Waiswa.

The rest are the of the players make the bench.

Emmanuel Arnold Okwi scored twice and Faruku Miya got the other as Uganda Cranes overcame the Southern Africa country Lesotho 3-0 three days ago.

The Setsoto stadium surface is of artificial material.

Uganda Cranes has 7 points currently from the three matches played so far and will need victory on Tuesday night to get closer to the return to AFCON for the second time in a row.

Lesotho needs to avoid defeat in a bid to keep their hopes alive bearing in mind Tanzania hosts Cape Verde in Dar es salaam on Tuesday too.

The game in Lesotho will be handled by FIFA referees from Comoros.

Match officials:

  • Center Referee: Ali Mohammed Adelaid (Comoros)
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Soulaimane Amaldine (Comoros)
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Said Omar Chebli (Comoros)

Uganda Cranes Line Up:

Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt), Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania), Dennis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba Sports Club, Tanzania), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India),  Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa),

Substitutes:

Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Moses Waiswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda)

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

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