Build Up Game Monday July 6, 2015
After Uganda Cranes eliminated neighbors Taifa Stars of Tanzania from Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers in a 4-1 aggregate demolition on Saturday, attention now shifts to Blantyre Malawi where the Cranes play a friendly build-up match at the Kamuzu Banda Stadium. Kick off time is 4:30PM
The match comes just after less than 48 hours from that pulsating encounter at Nakivubo stadium which ended in a one all draw courtesy of a late Kziron Kizito equalizer.
The fixtures are coming thick and fast as the Cranes embark on a three-pronged qualifying campaign for Afcon 2017, CHAN 2016 and The Africa Youth Championship 2016.
It is therefore because of this that, head coach Mulitin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich opted to take a team of entirely U-23, The Kobs who are preparing for a tough encounter with North African giants Egypt scheduled for 18th July 2015.
The team however carries in a lot of experience despite comprising mostly home based youngsters in Richard Kasagga, Yunus Sentamu and Farouk Miya as expectations sky-rocket especially after eliminating Rwanda 3-1 on aggregate and making the bulk of the team that also eliminated Taifa Stars on Saturday from CHAN.
CRANES TEAM IN MALAWI:
Goal Keepers: James Alitho and Mathias Kigonya
Defenders: Deus Bukenya, Brian Ochwo, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Kasagga Richard Jjuuko, Shafiq Bakaki, Derrick Tekkwo
Midfielders: Kizito Keziron, Martin Kiiza, Abel Eturude, Farouk Miya, Lwanga Tadeo
Forwards: John Semazzi, Fahad Muhammed Hassan, Erisa Sekisambu, Sentamu Junior Yunus and Umar Kasumba.