Football

Basena Names Starting XI to Face Egypt

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Uganda Cranes team

Uganda Cranes interim head coach Moses Basena had named the team that will start Egypt this evening at Mandela National stadium.

The two sides face off on Thursday evening in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier with either side in need of a positive result.

Skipper and first choice goalkeeper Dennis Onyango undoubtedly starts in between the posts.

The defence line in a 4-2-3-1 system will have Nicholas Wadada at right back while Geoffrey Walusimbi will start at left back.

Isaac Isinde returns to the team gold since playing at African Cup of Nations in Gabon and will partner Jjuko Murushid at the heart of defence.

Versatile player Hassan Wasswa shifts from defence to midfield and will provide the cover the the defence line.

Khalid Aucho will play just in front of Wasswa to do the donkey work in terms of limiting the Egyptians but also offering offensive support.

Derrick Nsibambi leads the line with on form Emmanuel Okwi and Farouk Miya playing in a supporting cast while Joseph Ochaya completes the lineup at the left flank.

Uganda is in second position on 4 points in group D two behind leaders Egypt while Ghana and Congo Brazzaville have one and zero points respectively.

Uganda Cranes starting XI

Dennis Onyango, Nicholas Wadada,Geoffrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Jjuko, Hassan Wasswa, Khalid Aucho, Emma Okwi, Derrick Nsibambi, Farouk Miya and Joseph Ochaya


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