Morley Byekwaso, Uganda Kobs head coach (Credit: FUFA Media)

2021 CECAFA U-23 Challenge Cup:

Group A (Saturday, 24th July): Uganda Vs Tanzania – Bahir Dar International Stadium (2 PM)

Uganda U-23 head coach Morley Byekwaso has named the team that will face Tanzania during the group A contest of the CECAFA U-23 challenge cup at the Bahir Dar International Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

There two changes from the team that played a goal-less draw with guests Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last Sunday.

Midfielder Bright Anukani and left footed forward Najib Yiga are drifted into the starting line up to replace Steven Sserwadda and Derrick Kakooza respectively.

Najib Yiga beats DR Congo opponent. He will start against Tanzania (Credit: FUFA Media)

The other nine players are maintained with Charles Lukwago in goal.

Skipper Enock Walusimbi starts at right back and Azizi Kayondo at left back with the KCCA duo of Musa Ramathan and Peter at center half.

Bobosi Byaruhanga starts as the only holding midfielder with a collection of offensive minded players Anukani, Karim Watambala and Julius Poloto in midfield.

Yiga and Steven Mukwala start in the quest for the much needed goals.

Uganda Kobs Vs DR Congo. Steven Sserwadda (second from right on front row) and Derrick Kakooza (third from right standing) will not start against Tanznaia (Credit: FUFA Media)

Match officials:

Djibouti’s Saddam Houssein is center referee for this duel. Houssein will be assisted by Rashid Wais (Djibouti) as first assistant and Eritrea’s Micahel Gebru Eyobiel as second assistant referee.

The fourth official is from Burundi, Thiery Nkurunziza.

With Tanzania on three points, Uganda needs an outright victory to progress to the semi-finals.

Uganda XI Vs Tanzania: Charles Lukwago (G.K), Enock Walusimbi (Captain), Azizi Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Peter Magambo, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Bright Anukani, Karim Watambala, Julius Poloto, Najib Yiga, Steven Mukwala

Subs: Denis Otim (G.K), Saidi Keni (G.K), Sadam Masereka, Derrick Kakooza, Gavin Kizito,Abdallah Salim, Samuel Ssenyonjo, Ivan Bogere, Steven Sserwadda, George Kaddu, Hakim Kiwanuka

Uganda Vs Tanzania officials:

  • Center Referee: Saddam Houssein (Djibouti)
  • Assistant Referee 1: Rashid Wais (Djibouti)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Micahel Gebru Eyobiel (Eritrea)
  • Fourth official: Thiery Nkurunziza (Burundi)

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

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