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Edrisa Lubega starts as Desabre names IX to face Lesotho

This will be Lubega’s first start in a competitive game

2019 AFCON Qualifier 2019
Uganda vs Lesotho
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Saturday, 13-08-2018

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre has handed Austria based striker Edrisa Lubega a competitive debut when his side takes on Lesotho this afternoon.

The former Proline striker who has been in the set-up for some time now without getting the node ahead of Derrick Nsibambi and KCCA’s inform, Patrick Kaddu.

Desabre has also made a reshuffle at the backline following Murushid Jjuuko’s suspension.

Denis Iguma who played in midfield has been slotted in to partner Hassan Wasswa at Center half.

The rest of the team remains unchanged with Denis Onyango starting in goal. Nicholas Wadada and Godfrey Walusimbi will play as the two full-backs like it was the case against Tanzania.

Uganda currently sit second in group L with four points from two games while Lesotho are third on two.

The full IX that starts against Lesotho:

Denis Onyango (c), Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Wasswa, Denis Iguma, Khalid Aucho, Moses Waiswa, Farooq Miya, Joseph Ochaya, Edrisa Lubega and Emmanuel Okwi.

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