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Victorious Uganda Cranes Take On Malawi In Friendly Tonight

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

Cranes team

Uganda Cranes Team that eliminated Tanzania

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.

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Some of the players pose with fans

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.

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Fans celebrate after draw at Nakivubo stadium

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.

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