- Tuesday, 16th October 2018
- Lesotho Likuena Vs Uganda Cranes
- At Setsoto Stadium, Maseru
Uganda Cranes has a chance to seal the 2019 AFCON slot on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 with a victory away to Lesotho (provided Tanzania fails to beat Cape Verde in Dar es salaam).
Currently, the Cranes have 7 points from three matches (two wins and one draw) as they seek maximum points over the Southern Africa country.
Last Saturday, Uganda Cranes beat Lesotho 3-0 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
A chartered flight facilitated by the Government of Uganda enabled the team reach Maseru on Sunday well in time of the Tuesday game.
They were checked in at the Avani Hotel in Maseru, a 5 minute drive from the Setsoto Stadium.
On Sunday evening, the team held a one hour recovery session meant to help the players stretch the muscles after 90 minutes of action on Saturday and a six hour flight from Entebbe International Airport with a stop over in Lusaka, Zambia.
The final session was held on Monday evening (same time of the match) for one hour with emphasis stressed on prolific finishing in the final third of the field.
“We have had two good training sessions in Lesotho at the Setsoto stadium. The players are all in shape and focused for the game. We have the quality and happy for their response” Head coach, Sebastien Desabre disclosed to www.fufa.co.ug after the Monday session.
Defender Murushid Jjuuko, suspended during the first leg because of accumulated cautions is available for selection alongside the other 23 players.
The coach has kept the starting eleven closer to his chest.
“We know the reason why we traveled to Lesotho. The morale is high in the camp and this is good motivation for us as players.” vice captain Hassan Wasswa Mawanda disclosed.
The match will be officiated by FIFA referees from Comoros.
Center Referee: Ali Mohammed Adelaid
1st Assistant Referee: Soulaimane Amaldine
2nd Assistant Referee: Said Omar Chebli.
Uganda Cranes Players Available for Selection:
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda)
Defenders: Murushid Juuko (Simba SC, Tanzania), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish, Egypt), Dennis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS, Uganda), FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda)
Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Moses Waiswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda, Morocco), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA, Uganda),
Forwards: Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba Sports Club, Tanzania), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt)