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Micho names Cranes Starting XI vs Mali in FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

Uganda Cranes Head Coach Micho (File Photo)

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers (Group E)
Monday, September 6, 2021: Uganda Cranes Vs Mali at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende (4 PM)

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has named his starting line-up to face Mali in the Group E of the 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

The Cranes embark on a tough journey against the Mali Les Aigles today at 4 pm in a match that will be broadcast live on 102.1 FUFA f.m & All Official FUFA Social Media platforms

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In a lineup XI announced by FUFA on Twitter, there are three changes from the team that started in the goalless stalemate with Kenya on Thursday.

In goal, Ismail Watenga starts in goal ahead of Charles Lukwago and Joel Mutakubwa.

While Denis Iguma, Isaac Muleme, Enock Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, start in defence. Khalid Aucho, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Milton Karisa, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Captain), Derrick Nsibambi, and Joseph Benson Ochaya start in midfield and forward positions, in a 4-3-3 formation.

Uganda comes in the second match of Group D lying 3rd on level with Rwanda sitting bottom of the group with 1 point each, 2 points behind Mali (3 points) and Kenya (2 points).

Uganda Cranes XI (Shirt Numbers in Brackets):

Isima Bin Rashid Watenga (19), Denis Iguma (12), Isaac Muleme (20), Enock Walusimbi (16), Murushid Juuko (4), Khalid Aucho (8), Bobosi Byaruhanga (6), Milton Karisa (13), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi – Captain, 7), Derrick Nsibambi (9), Joseph Benson Ochaya (2)

Subs:

Charles Lukwago (18), Joel Mutakubwa (1), Innocent Wafula Esimu (14), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (5), Abdul Aziizi Kayondo (3), Ibrahim Orit (11), Richard Basangwa (22), Steven Desse Mukwala (10), Yunus Sentamu (17), Mustapha Kizza (21), Moses Waiswa Ndohondi (23), Kenneth Semakula (15)

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