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Uganda Cranes Vs Eastern Region: Preview, Probable Lineups and TV

Saturday, September 25
*Uganda Cranes Vs Eastern Region Select – 4pm

Uganda Cranes will play their regional tour against Eastern Region Select team on Saturday at the Mbale Municipal Stadium.

Coach Micho will use the match to gauge his local based players ahead of the Rwanda double-header in the World Cup Qualifiers next month.

The Cranes team comprises of local based players, but without Express, BUL and Vipers (besides goalkeeper Jack Komakech) players due to Uganda Cup engagements.

Cranes coach Micho. Photo by Brazilian

“After two years of no regional tour we are back,” said coach Micho.

“I am very happy that we are starting our journey to many places around Uganda. The fans are the spiritual owners of the Uganda Cranes, the team is symbolically kick starting their do or die clashes against Rwanda, and this will be our first test.

“We shall gain so much football wise.”

After back-to-back draws against Kenya and Mali in the Group E of the qualifiers, there will be no room for error for coach Micho against Rwanda’s Amavubi Stars.

The Eastern Select Team will be coached by Godfrey ‘Toldo’ Awachango who recently named a squad of 22 players, mostly from Mbale Heroes, Kataka and Admin FC.

The team has been training for the whole of this week and had a friendly match with Mbale Select at the Mbale Municipal stadium.

Young goalkeeper Jack Komakech (left) was also included on the team

Probable Lineups

Uganda Cranes – Nafian Alionzi, Innocent Wafula, Herbert Achai, Denis Iguma, Patrick Mbowa, Geoffrey Wasswa, Shafic Kagimu, Joachim Ojera, Brian Aheebwa, Jude Ssemugabi, Julius Poloto

Eastern Region Select – Edward Kasibante, Stephen Namisi, Peter Lusimbula, Tiff Kahandi, Ismail Saadi, Francis Odong, Raymond Othieno, Jack Obwana, Lawrence Oloboro, Edmond Wamboka, Emmanuel Mukisa

How To Watch:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, fans will not access the Mbale Municipal Stadium, FUFA has confirmed.

The match will be broadcast live on UBC Television.


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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