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CHAN: How Uganda Cranes Will Line up Without Awany, Taddeo

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All set for the Uganda Cranes – Somalia return leg at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

The Cranes won the first leg 3-1 but will this time be without Captain Timothy Denis Awany and Taddeo Lwanga.

The duo have reportedly gone out to finalise their transfer deals with clubs overseas.

In Djibouti, L-R: Awany, Lukwago, Taddeo, Kyambadde, Okello, Kaddu, Willa, Revita, Kayiwa,Muzamir, Mustafa. FUFA

Awany and Taddeo started the first leg in Djibouti, and coach Abdallah Mubiru is expected to get the right choices to fill the void.

With Cranes holding a big advantage, Mubiru is expected to go on the attack in a bid to entertain the home crowd and convince his masters that he is the right man for the job.

Coach Abdallah Mubiru and Livingston Mbabazi (right). FUFA

Probable Starting XI

Goalkeeping
Charles Lukwago leads the three man race by a distance, and without doubt is expected to start in the posts. It is not yet known whether Yasin Mugabi managed to acquire his ITO in time, so James Alitho may be the one in the final 18 matchday squad.


Defense
Paul Willa and Mustafa Kiiza have already earned rights to retain their positions at full back. However, in the recent training sessions.

Mustafa Mujuzi is expected to be the replacement for Awany but Paul Mbowa has showed in recent training sessions that he can take on the mantle as well to partner John Revita at the heart of defence.

Mubiru talks with Saddam Juma (right). FUFA

Midfield

Allan Kayiwa and Allan Kyambadde are expected to play at the wings.

KCCA FC duo Saddam Juma and Muzamir Mutyaba are expected to start in the middle of the park as coach Mubiru goes for an all out attack minded squad.

Tom Masiko and Shafiq Kagimu will be good for the bench, it is expected.

The players in training at Lugogo. FUFA

Striking Line
Allan Okello is expected to stand just behind KCCA teammate Patrick Kaddu in the attacking position, as the pair, just like the other KCCA FC players on the team, will be playing on a familiar turf.

Dan Mzee Sserunkuma will continue to knock on the door, but his answers will be answered just in the second half as a substitute.

The team in brief:
Charles Lukwago; Paul Willa, Mustafa Kiiza, Mustafa Mujuzi, John Revit; Saddam Juma, Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Kayiwa, Allan Kyambadde; Allan Okello & Patrick Kaddu

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