Defender Murushid Juuko has played at two AFCON tournaments in Gabon (2017) and Egypt (2019)

AFCON 2019 (Round of 16):

Uganda Cranes Vs Senegal Terenga Lions

At Cairo International Stadium (Kick off: 10 PM, East African Time)

The Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has confirmed the starting eleven players who will confront the round of 16 match against Senegal Terenga Lions at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday night.

King pin defender Murushid Juuko returns to the frey after sitting out two games (against Zimbabwe and hosts Egypt).

Juuko had completed the opening game against Democratic Republic of Congo but suffered a ham-string injury.

Murushid Jjuuko in action during the game against DR Congo
Hassan Wasswa Mawanda

The Simba Sports Club defender will partner Hassan Wasswa Mawanda in central defence.

Another player back in the starting team is Yeovil Town towering defender Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi who starts at right back, a position played by Nico Wakiro Wadada in the previous match with Egypt.

Godfrey Walusimbi battles for the ball with Marwan Mohsen Fahmy

Godfrey “Jajja Walu” Walusimbi commands a starting slot at left back.

Mike Azira and Khalid Aucho are the two blockers with HNK Gorica’s Faruku Miya infront of them.

Okwi races away with the ball as Bevis Mugabi follows closely (Photo: John Batanudde)

Emmanuel Arnold Okwi with two goals to his account starts on one flank, as Abdu Lumala takes the other.

Patrick Henry Kaddu leads the quest for the much desired goals.

Uganda Cranes XI: Denis Onyango, Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi Godfrey Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Mike Azira, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Khalid Aucho, Faruku Miya, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Abdu Lumala

Subs: Robert Odongkara (G.K), Salim Omar Magoola (G.K), Timothy Denis Awany, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Tadeo Lwanga, William Luwaga Kizito, Paul Derrick Nsibambi, Allan Kateregga, Ronald Mukiibi Ddungu, Isaac Muleme, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Allan Kyambadde

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