Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has made one change to his starting line-up to face Zimbabwe in order to book a place in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Africa Nations Championship this evening.
Youngster Francis Olaki has replaced right-footed winger Vincent Kayizzi upfront.
The Soana FC man, a younger brother to senior Cranes striker Emma Okwi played a part-bit job in the 2-1 win over Burkina Faso coming on a s second half subsitute and made one assist for goal-hero Yunus Sentamu.
SCVU versatile player Isaac Muleme will play as left-back and Julius Ntambi maintains his position as right-back.
The midfield will be marshaled by Ivan Ntege and Hassan Wasswa with captain Denis Guma playing behind the strikers.
Kampala City Councity star Brian Majwega will operate from the left-flank.
Micho has also kept faith in his back men as Savio Kabugo and Richard Kasagga shield Benjamin Ochan in goal.
Uganda Crane: Benjamin Ochan, Julius Ntambi, Muleme Isaac, Savio Kabugo, Richard Kassaga, Hassan Wasswa, Ivan Ntege, Denis Guma, Francis Olaki, Brian Majwega, Yunus Ssentamu.
Zimbabwe : George Chigova, Eric Chipeta, Hardlife Zvirekwi,Patson Jaure, Milton Ncube, Danny Phiri, Kudakwashe Mahachi, Donald Ngoma, Ali Sadiki, Pascal Manhanga, Simbrashe Sithole.
Meanwhile, Uganda has continued to fall further in the latest FIFA/Cocacola rankings released on Thursday in Zurich. Uganda drops a place down to 87th on 413 points but is still ahead of the East and Central African Nations (CECAFA) teams.Kenya is 109th, Tanzania is ranked 118th, Sudan 119th, Burundi 124th and the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda is rated 130th of the 207 FIFA recognized countries.