- FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers (Group E)
- Rwanda Amavubi Stars Vs Uganda Cranes
- Stade De Kigali, Nyamirambo (7 PM)
Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has confirmed the starting eleven against Rwanda in the Group E match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers to be played at Stade de Kigali, Nyamirambo on Thursday evening.
There are wholesome changes to the team that drew goalless during the home duel against Mali at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende last month.
Charles Lukwago, a newly signed goalkeeper at St George Football Club in Ethiopia, returns to the posts at the expense of Isma Watenga.
Denis Iguma is maintained at right back and so is the Czech Republic-based Isaac Muleme at left back.
Enock Walusimbi finds a new partner at center half in Timothy Awany.
Team Captain Khalid Aucho commences his leadership tasks alongside Taddeo Lwanga and Bobosi Byaruhanga in a three-man defensive midfield shield.
South Africa-based Moses Waiswa, Azizi Fahad Bayo, and URA’s Steven Mukwala are the front-line preferred players.
There are lots of options for the team on the waiting list including; Isma Watenga (GK), Alionzi Nafian (GK), Innocent Wafula, Azizi Kayondo, Mustafa Kiiza, Livingstone Mulondo, Geofrey Wasswa, Najib Fesali, Shafik Kagimu, Julius Poloto, Ibrahim Orit, Martin Kizza, Cromwell Rwothomio, Yunus Sentamu
The match will be officiated by Botswana’s FIFA Referee Joshua Bondo, arguably among Africa’s best current center referees.
Uganda Cranes XI: Charles Lukwago (GK), Denis Iguma, Isaac Muleme, Enock Walusimbi, Timothy Awanyi, Khalid Aucho (Captain), Taddeo Lwanga, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Moses Waiswa, Azizi Fahad Bayo, Steven Mukwala
Subs: Isma Watenga (GK), Alionzi Nafian (GK), Innocent Wafula, Azizi Kayondo, Mustafa Kiiza, Livingstone Mulondo, Geofrey Wasswa, Najib Fesali, Shafik Kagimu, Julius Poloto, Ibrahim Orit, Martin Kizza, Cromwell Rwothomio, Yunus Sentamu