COSAFA U-20: Lule names an all attack Uganda side against hosts Zambia

2017 COSAFA U-20:

  • Zambia Vs Uganda
  • At Arthur Davies Stadium, Kitwe
  • Kick off: 6:30 p.m (In Uganda, 5:30 p.m in Zambia)
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Uganda U-20 players in a prayer session after the final training in Uganda

When Uganda U-20 team takes on the hosts and defending champions of the COSAFA youth U-20 championship, Zambia, it will be an all attack strategy at the Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe town.

The match is one of three games set to open up the annual championship in Zambia.

Uganda head coach Mathias Lule has started an experienced side with Proline’s bowed legged goalie Keni Saidi getting the nod ahead of Ali Mwerusi and Eric Kibowa.

URA’s Fred Okot starts at left back ahead of Andrew Isiagi Okiring as KCCA’s Mustapha Kizza commands a starting slot ahead of Qatar based Victor Matovu.

Vipers’ Geofrey Wasswa and Proline’s Mustapha Mujjuzi are the two central defensive pairing.

Express’ Abubakar Kasule is the anchorman.

Vice captain Julius Poloto (KCCA), Frank ‘Zagga’ Tumwesigye (Vipers), Steven Mukwala (Vipers), Maroons’ left footed Pius ‘TZ Iniesta’ Obuya and the team skipper Muhammed ‘Jaggarson’ Shaban are the attacking options.

Immensely gifted left winger Pius ‘TZ Iniesta’ Obuya starts at left attack

Uganda will don the traditional red shirts, black shorts and red stockings.

Zambia, on the other hand will dress in an all green attire.

The players on the waiting list ready to make an instant impact are; Ali Mwerusi (G.K), Eric Kibowa (G.K), Shafiq Kuchi Kagimu, Andrew Isiagi Okiring, Victor Matovu, Mujahid Ogama, Allan Okello, Hamisi Tibita, David Owori.

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Frank ‘Zagga’ Tumwesigye breaks through during the last training session on Tuesday evening

Uganda U-20 XI:

Saidi Keni (G.K), Fred Okot, Mustapha Kizza, Geofrey Wasswa, Mustapha Mujjuzi, Abubakar Kasule, Julius Poloto, Frank Tumwesigye, Muhammed Shaban, Steven Mukwala, Pius Obuya

Subs:

Ali Mwerusi (G.K), Eric Kibowa (G.K), Shafiq Kuchi Kagimu, Andrew Isiagi Okiring, Victor Matovu, Mujahid Ogama, Allan Okello, Hamisi Tibita, David Owori

Officials:

  • Head coach: Mathias Lule
  • Assistant Coach: James Odoch
  • Goalkeeping coach: Samuel Kawalya
  • Team manager: Sulait Makumbi
  • Team Doctor: Ivan Ssewanyana