Competition Heats Up At Cranes


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information pills geneva; font-size: small;”>The Cranes face Zambia’s Chipolopolo at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium, case Ndola, in the first leg of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Saturday.

And some younger players or those that do not feature for the senior national side regularly are pushing the seasoned ones to the wall, not only to make coach Bobby Williamson’s 18-man squad to travel to Zambia, but to play the game as well.

“We have two or three players all contesting,” Bobby admitted to after Wednesday’s training at Namboole.

“We’ve got Denis Guma pushing Simeon Massa (Masaba), Isaac Isinde and Eddy Ssali are pushing Andy (Mwesigwa) and Henry Kalungi.”

The aforementioned are all defenders, with Masaba, Kalungi and Mwesigwa, plus Godfrey Walusimbi, the regular back fours.

The Scottish coach, however, did admit the experience of players like Masaba and Mwesigwa is still very much needed, especially for this particular game.

“I don’t see many changes at the back because we’ve not been conceding a lot of goals. Andy and Henry are striking up a good partnership.

“As you know we try out different partnerships so everybody can have a chance. Upfront all the strikers have worked with each other today, same as midfielders. We shall continue this way until the game against Zambia.”

The Cranes leave for Zambia on Friday morning. Winners over the two legs will qualify for the finals to be held in South Africa next year.


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