CHAN 2020 Qualifiers | 1st Round, 2nd Leg

  • Uganda Cranes Vs Somalia
  • At Star Times Stadium, Lugogo
  • *Uganda Cranes lead 3-1 on aggregate

Uganda Cranes interim head coach Abdallah Mubiru has confirmed the starting line up to face Somalia during the return leg of the CHAN 2020 qualifiers at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo on Saturday.

There are two changes to the team that won 3-1 away during the first leg held in Djibouti.

Midfielder Ibrahim Sadam Juma and defender Musitafa Mujuzi replace Tadeo Lwanga and Timothy Awany respectively.

Ibrahim Sadam Juma heads the ball during the first leg Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

Awany and Lwanga played full time in the first leg but will not feature during the second leg because they are finalizing on their transfers outside the country.

The rest of the 9 players who started away maintain their slots on the team with KCCA goalkeeper and captain Charles Lukwago starting in between the goalposts.

The winner on aggregate between Uganda and Somalia will face the winner between South Sudan and Burundi during the final round of qualification for the CHAN 2020 tournament.

South Sudan will host Burundi on Sunday, 4th August 2019 at Lugogo. Burundi won the first leg 2-0 in Bujumbura last weekend.

The final tournament for CHAN 2020 will be hosted by Cameroon.

Uganda Cranes Starting XI: Charles Lukwago (G.K), Paul Willa, Musitafa Kizza, Mustafa Mujuzi, John Revita, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Allan Kyambadde, Muzamir Mutyaba, Henry Patrick Kaddu, Allan Okello, Allan Kayiwa

Substitutes: James Alitho, Ashraf Mandela, Patrick Mbowa, Tom Masiko, Shafik Kagimu, Dan Serunkuuma, Bright Anukani

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

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