Uganda Cranes vs Malawi Flames
Mandela National stadium, Namboole
Tuesday, 27-03-2017 @04:00pm
The Uganda Cranes will be hoping to win their second international friendly in a space of four days when they host Malawi on Wednesday evening at Namboole.
The Cranes return to action after defeating Sao Tome 3-1 at the same venue in what was head Coach Sebastian Desabre’s first official international friendly.
The French tactician, who prides in free flowing attacking football, was treated to such a game especially in the second half on Saturday and will be hoping for more of the same against a slightly better team in the Malawi Flames.
Malawi are ranked 123rd in the world as compared to Sao Tome who are in 179 as per the February lists released by FIFA
“We controlled the game better on Saturday and will be hoping for more of the same against Malawi, Said Desabre.
“I know it is not going to be any easy but we will be glade to take the challenge that Malawi throws at us.
“We are not making any judgements after the first game and we will use more players against Malawi on Tuesday.
Desabre used 17 out of the 23 players available to him against Sao Tome and he is expected to ring the changes today.
Denis Onyango looked to have sustained an injury on Saturday and may be rested with either Salim Jamaal or KCCA’s Charles Lukwago coming into replace the Mamelodi Sundowns custodian but looking at past history and experience, Jamaal may be the one to get the node here.
In defence, Denis Iguma is poised to replace Nicholas Wadada at right back, Alex Kukuba who came of for the final 15 or so minutes may be given a start at right back and Isaac Isinde who spent the entire game against Sao Tome may also feature at centre back.
The midfield may also see Vipers’ Tadeo Lwanga start in place of Baba Kizito and upfront, Yunus Ssentamu is expected to start ahead of the misfiring Emmanuel Okwi.
Cranes Probable lineup:
Salim Jamal Magola(GK), Denis Iguma, Alex Kakuba, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa(c), Tadeo Lwange, Joseph Ochaya, Abraham Ndugwa, Yunus Ssentamu, Derrick Nsibamabi.