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CECAFA U23: Byekwaso Names Uganda Kobs Starting XI to Face DR Congo

The Uganda Cranes U23 Team that played against Saudi Arabia earlier this month

MOGADISHU, ETHIOPIA (CECAFA U23 Championships)

The Uganda U-23 football team head coach Morley Byekwaso has named the starting XI to face Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the regional CECAFA U23 Challenge Cup opener in Ethiopia today.

The game is slated to take place today Sunday, July 18, at 1:00 PM EAT at the Bahir Dar International Stadium in Mogadishu, Ethiopia.

The 2021 CECAFA tournament will feature nine countries including Eritrea, Djibouti, Burundi, Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, DRC, and hosts Ethiopia. It will run from July 18 to 31 in the town of Bahir Dar.

Uganda was pitted in Group A with DRC and Tanzania, Group B has hosts Ethiopia, Burundi and Eritrea while Group C has Djibouti, South Sudan and Kenya.

Uganda XI:

Charles Lukwago (1 – G.K), Enock Walusimbi (15 – Captain), Azizi Kayondo (3), Musa Ramathan (4), Peter Magambo (13), Bobosi Byaruhanga (17), Steven Sserwadda (8), Karim Watambala (10), Julius Poloto (7), Derrick Kakooza (20), Steven Mukwala (9)

Substitutes:

Dennis Otim (19 – G.K), Saidi Keni (18 – G.K), Sadam Masereka (12), Najib Yiga (14), Gavin Kizito (5), Abdallah Salim (23), Samuel Ssenyonjo (21), Ivan Bogere (11), Bright Anukani (16), George Kaddu (2), Hakim Kiwanuka (22), Kenneth Ssemakula (6)

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