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CECAFA U23: Najib, Anukani Start As Byekwaso Names Starting XI

Saturday, July 24
*Uganda Vs Tanzania – 2pm
*Djibouti Vs South Sudan – 4pm

Uganda Kobs coach Morley Byekwaso has named the starting XI to face Tanzania in a crucial CECAFA U23 tournament Group A game.

The gaffer has made two changes from the team that played a goalless draw with guests DR Congo last Sunday.

Vipers youngster Najib Yiga and KCCA FC’s Bright Anukani start after coming off the bench in the first game.

Paving the way are Steven Sserwadda and Derrick Kakooza, the former was substituted hurt before halftime against DR Congo.

Yiga who came on for Mukwala in the 63rd minute against DR Congo, was the biggest threat in the closing stages. He will be tasked to bring pace and urgency as Uganda seek for an early breakthrough.

At Dar Bahir stadium in Ethiopia, Uganda will need nothing but victory to confirm a top place in Group A and reach the semis.

Uganda find themselves in second spot of a three-team group A with just a point while Tanzania lead with three points.

The top team in each group and the best second-placed side will qualify for the Semi-finals.

Coach Morley Byekwaso will have to find a big solution for team’s inability to convert chances after the side fired blanks in their opener last Saturday.

Uganda’s starting Lineup:
Charles Lukwago, Enock Walusimbi, Aziz Kayondo, Musa Ramathan, Peter Magambo, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Karim Watambala, Bright Anukani, Julius Poloto, Najib Yiga, Steven Mukwala


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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