Uganda U-23 head coach Morley Byekwaso has named the starting eleven to face Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the Bahir Dar International Stadium in the CECAFA U-23 cup cup group A match.
The match kicks off at 1 PM and will be live on 102.1 FUFA f.m, the football radio.
DR Congo is a guest country invited by the CECAFA.
Uganda XI (Shirt numbers in brackets):
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)
Subs: 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)
The same message was carried by the team captain Enock Walusimbi who retaliated the essence to take every match like a cup final.
‘We reached very well and have settled in well. We are all set to get three points in the game. We take every match seriously because we need to win the trophy like the rest of the Uganda’s teams at this CECAFA tournaments’ Walusimbi stated.
Uganda U-23 Squad:
Goal Keepers: Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Saidi Keni (SC Villa), Dennis Otim (Express FC)
Defenders: Enock Walusimbi (Express FC), Abdu Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers SC), George Kaddu (Wakiso Giants FC), Musa Ramathan (KCCA FC), Kenneth Ssemakula (BUL FC), Magambo Peter (KCCA FC), Gavin Kizito ( SC Villa)
Midfielders: Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC), Abdul Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), , Steven Sserwadda (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (KCCA FC), Salim Abdallah (SC Villa).
Forwards: Mukwala Stephen Dese (URA FC), Ivan Bogere (Wakiso Giants FC), Saddam Masereka (SC Villa), Julius Poloto (KCCA FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Hakim Kiwanuka (Proline FC), Derrick Kakooza (Police FC), Samuel Ssenyonjo (KCCA FC)
Leader of Delegation: Rogers Byamukama
Head Coach: Morley Byekwaso
Assistant Coach: Simeon Massa
Goalkeeping coach: Steven Billy Kiggundu
Team Manager: Bashir mutyaba
Team Doctor: Emmanuel Nakabago
Kitsman: Samuel Mulondo
Media Officer: Lawrence Bwanika
FUFA Delegate: Isa Musiiwa
FUFA Staff: Edward Kalungi