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World Cup Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes team news ahead of Kenya clash

FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers (Group E):

Thursday, 2nd September 2021 – Kenya Harambee Stars Vs Uganda Cranes
At Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi (4 PM)

Kenya Harambee Stars entertain Uganda Cranes in the Group E of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers.

This match will be played at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi on Thursday, 2nd September 2021.

Uganda eyes for a victory and close up Mali who won their opening game against Rwanda on 1st September 2021 in Morocco.

Head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic and team captain Emmanuel Arnold Okwi expressed their readiness to face Kenya and come top with maximum points.

The Cranes had pitched camp in Ethiopia for acclimatization and held an international build-up against the hosts staged at the Bahir Dar International Stadium.

The last training session for Uganda Cranes at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi [PHOTO: FUFA MEDIA]
Yunus Sentamu scored Uganda Cranes’ consolation during the match that ended 2-1; from which Micho picked key learning points.

‘A football game is far better than 30 training sessions. We have seen where we need to improve coming to the Kenya and Mali games. – Micho observed.

The match will be officiated by FIFA Referees from Sudan.

Uganda Cranes Squad:

Goalkeepers: Isima Watenga (Chippa United, South Africa), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda), Joel Mutakubwa (Express, Uganda)

Defenders: Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Žižkov, Czech Republic), Mustapha Kizza (CF Montréal, Canada), Enock Walusimbi (Express, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Murushid Juuko (Express, Uganda), Innocent Wafula (Mbarara City, Uganda), Denis Iguma (KCCA, Uganda), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa, Uganda), Abdul Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers, Uganda)

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Young Africans, Tanzania), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers, Uganda), Moses Waiswa (Super Sport United, South Africa), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers, Uganda),

Forwards: Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Yunus Sentamu (Vipers, Uganda), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi – Captain, Richard Basangwa (Vipers, Uganda), Steven Desse Mukwala (URA, Uganda)

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