May 27, 2014

Byekwaso Rings Changes

SC Victoria University will make several changes in the team facing Zanzibar’s Polisi FC in the last Group A tie of the on-going Cecafa Nile Basin Cup in Sudan, team coach Morley Byekwaso has said.
Morley Byekwaso
Byekwaso whose team has already booked a place in the quarter finals said last evening at the Khartoum National Stadium that he will want to avoid injuries and suspension to key players ahead of the knock out stage.

SC Victoria University who beat Malakia FC (South Sudan) 1-0 before a hard fought goalless draw against Sudanese League Champions El Merreikh have seven players with yellow cards and could face suspension if risked to feature in the game today.

The Coach said he plans to rest first choice goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan who has had a good tournament so far and skipper Martin Mpuuga who was booked in the game against El Merreikh. Fred Agandu, Jackson Kibirige and youngster Daniel Opolot Isiagi could be considered to start against the Zanzibar team.

But the Polisi FC Coach Ali Suleiman vowed that although they have already lost two of their games in the Group, they will come all out to play for pride. Suleiman said they need to go back to Zanzibar with one win in the tournament.

The second Group A tie will see El Merreikh face their brothers from South Sudan Malakia FC.

Meanwhile, ex-Cranes midfielder Musa Mudde last evening helped Kenyan side AFC Leopards qualify for the knock out stage. Mudde and skipper Paul Were scored to help AFC Leopards stop Tanzania’s Mbeya City 2-1. Substitute Martin Imbalambala netted a late goal for Mbeya City.

In an earlier match Academie Tchite (Burundi) brightened their chances of making it to the quarter finals after a 1-0 win over Etincelles (Rwanda)

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