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Basangwa Benched As Byekwaso Names Hippos XI For Tanzania

Coach Morley Byekwaso has started Richard Basangwa on the bench for the Uganda Hippos game against Tanzania in the second friendly at Azam Complex in Chamazi.

The two sides meet at 4pm.

Basangwa scored the only goal as the Hippos edged Tanzania in the first friendly, a beautiful diving header off Bobosi Byaruhanga freekick.

The Vipers explosive forward cum winger featured at St Mary’s SS Kitende as they won the 2019 Copa Coca Cola championship in Jinja as well and the East African title, and has been on a rise ever since.

He has paved way for Steven Sserwadda who started on the bench in the first game.

No other change in the starting XI with Derrick Kakooza and Ivan Bogere set to shoulder the team’s scoring burden.

Jack Komakech has been retained in the posts ahead of Oyo Delton and Denis Ssenyondwa.

This, is the last trial for the Hippos before setting off for Mauritania for the AFCON U20 Championship.

Uganda Hippos XI – Jack Komakech (G.K), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (Captain), Azizi Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Kenneth Semakula, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Najib Yiga, Steven Sserwadda, Isma Mugulusi, Derrick Kakooza, Ivan Bogere.

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