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Micho Names Starting XI For Uganda Cranes Against Ethiopia Friendly

Sunday, August 29
*Ethiopia Vs Uganda, 3pm

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Micho Sredejovich has named the team to face Ethiopia in an international friendly at 3pm at Bahir Dar Stadium.

Ismail Watenga beats Joel Mutakubwa and Charles Lukwago for a starting place in the posts.

Express captain Enock Walusimbi given a nod at right back while TP Masembe’s Joseph Ochaya starts at the opposite flank.

Halid Lwaliwa and Murushid Juuko have been paired in the heart of defence in a 4-man backline.

There is no Taddeo Lwanga and Martin Kizza even on bench.

Experienced and versatile Denis Iguma will anchor the midfield alongside returning Khalid Aucho who recently joined Yanga SC of Tanzania.

Moses Waiswa is in the creative midfield department while Milton Karisa and Lumala Abdul are playing at the opposite wings.

Captain Emmanuel Okwi will shoulder the scoring burden as Cranes sharpen for the World Cup Qualifiers against Kenya and Mali next month.

This, will serve as the first test for coach Milutin Micho Sredejovic since returning as Cranes coach to replace Northern Irishman Jonathan Mckinstry.

Uganda beat Ethiopia 1-0 at Bahir Dar Stadium in a friendly thanks to a goal by Emmanuel Okwi in October 2019 the last time the two sides met.

On Saturday, Uganda played a practice match with Ethiopian Premier League Champions Fasil Kenema which they won 1-0 thanks to Bobosi Byaruhanga strike.

How To Follow: The match is not going to be broadcast live on any TV. Any live stream lithewill be shared on our social media pages prior to kickoff.

Uganda Cranes starting Lineup – Ismail Watenga, Enock Walusimbi, Joseph Ochaya, Halid Lwaliwa, Murushid Juuko, Denis Iguma, Khalid Aucho, Moses Waiswa, Milton Karisa, Emmanuel Okwi, Abdul Lumala


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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