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AFCON Qualifiers: How Uganda Cranes Could Line-up Vs Malawi

Sunday, November 17
*Uganda Vs Malawi – 4PM

All is set for Uganda Cranes home game against Malawi flames in the group B of the 2021 Africa cup of nations qualifiers at Namboole.

The Cranes have qualified to AFCON finals in the last two editions and have made their intentions of a third return known after a goalless draw away to Burkina.

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In what will be Jonathan Mckinstry’s first home game, the team is expected to settle for nothing but a win.

L-R: Denis Onyango, Jonathan Mckinstry, Malawi coach Mwase and Malawi captain John Banda. FUFA

Malawi captain John Banda, in a press conference held on Saturday, stressed that they are ready to give Uganda a good challenge.

“We are well prepared, we know how Uganda is but we are here to compete. We are not scared of you,” Banda told journalists.

Malawi picked a goalless draw in 2018 in a friendly held at Namboole and that will be an added advantage to the visitors in terms of confidence.

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However, with the fans expected to come in big numbers, the Cranes are expected to deliver.

Uganda Cranes training at Namboole. FUFA

Here is Uganda Cranes’ Probable Line-up:

Goalkeeping: Denis Onyango will captain the side from the posts. He was arguably Uganda’s best player against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou.

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Defence – Mckinstry is expected to ring one change in his backline; Hassan Wasswa who started on the bench might start ahead of Timothy Denis Awany in the centre back alongside Murushid Juuko. Awany trained separately on Friday and may not be in good shape.

Bevis Mugabi and Joseph Ochaya will reprise their roles in right and left back positions respectively.

Midfield: Khalid Aucho and Chicago Fire’s Mike Azira will be in the central midfield.

Without Abdul Lumala, Allan Kyambadde is expected to play with Emmanuel Arnold Okwi at the wings.

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Forwards: Farouk Miya is expected to partner Patrick Kaddu up front.

Team in brief:

Probable XI: Denis Onyango, Bevis Mugabi, Joseph Ochaya, Hassan Wasswa, Murushid Juuko, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Faruku Miya, Emmanuel Okwi, Allan Kyambadde, Henry Patrick Kaddu.

Subs: Robert Odongkara (GK),Charles Lukwago (GK), Nicholas Wadada Timothy Awany, Isaac Muleme, Halid Lwaliwa,Taddeo Lwanga, William Kizito, Allan Kyambadde, Fahad Bayo, Allan Okello, Nicholas Kasozi.

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