FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers (Group E):
- Thursday, September 2, 2021: Kenya Harambee Stars Vs Uganda Cranes (4 PM)
- At Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi
Uganda Hippos (U-20) star Bobosi Byaruhanga has been handed a surprise start in the Cranes XI against Harambee in the group E FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier by the head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic.
The highly rated Vipers Sports club defensive midfielder has capitalised on the absence of Taddeo Lwanga to pattern Aucho in the middle of the park.
Another surprise starter is KCCA FC goalie Charles Lukwago that has been picked ahead of Chipped United’s Ismael Watenga.
Iguma is picked at right back and both left backs Isaac Muleme and Joseph Ochata have been selected in the XI.
Thetlre is no surprise in the center of defense as Juuko is paired with Vipers SC captain Lwaliwa.
Right winger Karisa has been selected ahead of Vipers SC teammate Orit on the right and will support Okwi who is selected to lead the line.
Super sport United FC attacking midfielder Moses Waiswa is employed in front of the two defensive midfielders to create the chances for the team.
Uganda Cranes XI
Charles Lukwago (18), Denis Iguma (12), Isaac Muleme (20), Halid Lwaliwa (15), Murushid Juuko (4), Khalid Aucho (8), Bobosi Byaruhanga (6), Moses Waiswa Ndohondi (23), Milton Karisa (13), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi – Captain, 7), Joseph Benson Ochaya (2)
Isima Bin Rashid Watenga (19), 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), Derrick Nsibambi (9), Yunus Sentamu (17), Mustapha Kizza (21), Enock Walusimbi (16)
Center Referee: Ismail Mahmood Ali Mahmood (Sudan)
1st Assistant Referee: Ibrahim Abdallah Mohammed (Sudan)
2nd Assistant Referee: Abdel Gabar Muhammed (Sudan)
Fourth Official: Fadul Sabri Muhammad (Sudan)
Referee Assessor: Labrosse Jean Claude (Seychelles)
Match Commissioner: Solomon Gebre Selassie (Ethiopia)
Covid-19 Officer: Wycliffe Makanga (Kenya)