Milton Karisa has been ruled of out of Uganda Cranes’ Group C clash with Togo in the ongoing 2020 Africa Nations Championship in Cameroon.
The Vipers forward was injured in the goalless draw with Rwanda and left the pitch after just fifteen minutes.
Cranes Coach Johnathan McKinstry confirmed the player, scorer of three goals in the Pre-Chan tournament early this month will be absent on Friday.
“Karisa had to come off in the first 15 minutes of the first game (against Rwanda) with a thigh strain and will miss our next game,” stated McKinstry.
“Ultimately that moment was very frustrating for everybody because Karisa has done well over the last few weeks.
“He finished the UPL strongly, scoring a couple of goals and carried that form on to the Pre-CHAN mini tournament.”
McKinstry believes the forward will be a great miss but has left the medical team to do their job.
“It’s unfortunate that we won’t be with him for now but we are letting the doctors do their work and see how we are able to get him back and what condition that can be.
“Let’s see how he progresses in the next few days and that will give us a clear picture about the timeline in association with the doctors.”
Uganda must beat Togo to retain hopes of playing in the quarter finals of the competition for the first time.
Meanwhile, skipper Halid Lwaliwa could be recalled into the team after recovering from a hamstring.
The defender missed the opener against Amavubi but Patrick Mbowa and Mustafa Mujjuzi did a great job.