Uganda Cranes players Steven Mukwala and Allan Okello. Courtesy photo
Steven Mukwala will lead Uganda Cranes attack as Jonathan Mckinstry names squad to face Eritrea at Lugogo in a 4PM kickoff.
Mukwala, leading goalscorer in the StarTimes UPL with 10 goals and recently named best player in November, is one of the seven changes the Irishman has made from the Uganda Cranes team that beat Somalia.
Mukwala will lead the line alongside Police’s Ben Ocen and Wakiso’s Viane Ssekajugo on left and right flanks respectively as the Uganda Cranes seek to extend a perfect start.
Joel Mutakubwa to start in the posts ahead of Charles Lukwago while John Revita paves way for Paul Mbowa who will partner Halid Lwaliwa in the heart of defence.
KCCA duo Muzamir Mutyaba and Nicholas Kasozi, Vipers youngster and Karim Watambala other the other first starters.
Uganda Cranes Starting XI
Joel Mutakubwa (GK) (Kyetume FC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Paul Mbowa (URA FC), Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Ben Ocen (Police FC), ), Steven Mukwala (Maroons FC), and Viane Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants)
Charles Lukwago (GK) (KCCA FC), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), John Revita (KCCA FC Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Joachim Ojera (URA FC), Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United)