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Uganda Cranes seek change in fortunes in Kigali

Cranes players training ahead of today’s match. PHOTO FUFA MEDIA

● Oct 7
Rwanda 🇷🇼 vs Uganda 🇺🇬 – Kigali 7pm
● Oct 10
Uganda 🇺🇬 vs Rwanda 🇷🇼 – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes will hope to put back on track their FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying campaign when they take on Rwanda over three days.

First game is tonight, away in Kigali in a match Uganda Cranes is eager for maximum points to stay in the reckoning in Group E that is led by Mali.

Under the stewardship of Serbian Tactician Sredojevic ‘Micho’ Milutin alongside his technical team, the team prepared well Wednesday, with not hitch as 25 players who traveled with the team tested negative after the routine Covid-19 test.s

Speaking to www.fufa.co.ug, midfielder Julius Poloto said that it is high time the players gave Ugandans joy because it has been long since the Cranes won a game.

‘We need to win this game for Ugandans who have taken long with out seeing their team win. We have prepared well for the days we have been in camp and just looking forward for the game. We know that our opponents are also prepared for us making the game harder but we shall overcome them’ noted Poloto.

‘All we are waiting for is the first whistle and we show them what we are made of. This is like a game of our life because it means a lot in our campaign of qualifying for the World Cup. We only urge Ugandan to rally behind us as we face Rwanda’ Enock Walusimbi, a defender remarked.

SEPTEMBER DRAW WITH MALI: Nsibambi challenged in an aerial contest. PHOTO FUFA MEDIA

‘We young players have learnt a lot especially from the Coaches and senior players. I think it is time we deliver and it is against Rwanda that we shall do so’ midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga disclosed.

After the first leg, there will be virtually no time to rest as the two countries will lock-horns on Sunday, 10th October 2021 at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

The Squad of 25 players to Rwanda:

1-Lukwago Charles, 2-Watenga Isma, 3-Alionzi Nafian, 4-Wafula Innocent, 5-Poloto Julius, 6-Muleme Isaac , 7-Kayondo Aziz , 8-Awanyi Timothy, 9-Najib Fesali, 10-Walusimbi Enock , 11-Mulondo Livingstone , 12-Waswa Geofrey , 13-Aucho Khalid ,14-Waiswa Moses, 15-Lwanga Tadeo , 16-Byaruhanga Bobosi, 17-Iguma Denis, 18-Kagimu Shafik, 19-Orit Ibrahim, 20-Kizza Martin, 21-Kizza Mustafa, 22-Sentamu Yunus, 23-Rwothomio Cromwell, 24-Mukwala Steven, 25-Bayo Fahad

Group E standings
Mali 4 pts
Kenya 2 pts
Uganda 2 pts
Rwanda 1 pt

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SOURCE: FUFA.COM

 

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