Uganda vs. Rwanda at Namboole
Uganda Cranes central defender Savio Kabugo is nolonger a doubt for Saturday’s epic international clash against rivals Rwanda at Namboole Stadium.
The SC Victoria University defender has been nursing a muscle strain, but featured in the team’s 1-1 draw against SC Villa on Tuesday before seeing through last evening’s shape up session inside the 40,000 capacity Mandela National Stadium overseen by Uganda head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and his two assistants.
Kabugo, who played an instrumental role in the Cranes’ qualification for the 2014 Africa Nations Championship, is expected to be part of Micho’s squad for the fourth coming regional CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kenya.
“I am feeling much better now and will continue to work hard both at my club and for the national team,” Kabugo said.
The Cranes, to consist of only home-based players, are likely to struggle in the absence of midfielders Hassan Wasswa Mawanda and Denis Iguma.
While Iguma is injured, coach Micho ignored the unsettled Wasswa, who has reportedly left KCCA FC to join a Vietnam side without getting clearance.
Rwanda jets into the Country this Friday, by Precision Air and are expected to have a light training session at Namboole at 4 pm before heading to Mount Zion Hotel right in the heart of Kampala City where they will be accommodated.
Uganda-Rwanda head to head
Uganda wins – 11
Rwanda wins – 9
Draws – 10
Uganda losses – 9
Rwanda losses – 11
Benjamin Ochan (SCVU),Ismail Watenga (VIPERS) ,Franco Oringa (BUL FC) ,Asadu Bugembe (KIRA YOUNG), Ntambi (KIRA YOUNG) ,Rodgers Aloro (KCCA) ,Nicholas Wadada (VIPERS) ,Godfrey Walusimbi (SC VILLA), Isaac Muleme (SCVU) ,Richard Kasagga (KIRA YOUNG), Savio Kabugo (SCVU) , Ibrahim Kizza (KCCA) ,Martin Mpuga(SCVU) ,Ronnie Kiseeka(KCCA), Ivan Ntege (KCCA), Yassar Mugerwa (SCVU) ,Oscar Agaba (URA), Ayub Kisalita (SC VILLA) ,Tom Matisko (KCCA), Saidi Kyeyune (URA),Brian Majwega (KCCA), Joseph Mpande (VIPERS), Mawejje Muwadda (SCVU), Emmanuel Okwi (SC VILLA) ,Vincent Kayizi (VIPERS) ,Frank Kalanda (URA) and Dan Nsubuga (SCVU).
Jean Claude Ndoli (APR), Jean Luc Ndayishimiye (Rayon), Marcel Nzarora (Police), Emmanuel Bwanakweli (Gicumbi), Ngirinshuti Mwemere (AS Kigali), Ismael Nshutiyamagara (APR), Emery Bayisenge (APR), Michel Rusheshangonga (APR), Abouba Sibomana (Rayon), Gabriel Mugabo (Police), Fitina Ombelenga (Kiyovu), Salomon Nirisarike (Royal Antwerp), James Tubane (AS Kigali), Haruna Niyonzima (Yanga), Jean Baptista Mugiraneza (APR), Andrew Buteera (APR), Charles Tibingana (APR), Jean Claude Iranzi (APR), Mohamed Mushimiyimana (AS Kigali), Jimmy Mbaraga (AS Kigali), Hussein Ciza Mugabo (Mukura), Fabrice Twagizimana (Police), Jean d’Amour Uwimana (Police), Michel Ndahinduka (APR), Meddie Kagere (Rayon) and Jacques Tuyisenge (Police)