Uganda XI Against Guinea in PICTURES

Guinea vs Uganda, SS7, (4pm Morocco, 7pm Uganda)

Uganda Cranes coach, Micho Sredojevic has named a 4-5-1 lineup to start against Guinea dropping Lweza midfielder Mike Sserumaga who started Saturday’s Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana.

Michael Sserumaga who started the game against Ghana is dropped to the bench.  Photo/John Batanudde
Michael Sserumaga who started the game against Ghana is dropped to the bench. Photo/John Batanudde

Returning to the Cranes fold for the first time since a bench appearance in the shootout defeat to Zambia October of 2012, Sserumaga showed flashes of brilliance, spraying passes but has been replaced by Kenyan based defensive midfielder Geoffrey Baba Kizito who was a late substitute against Ghana.

Dennis Onyango in goal as Cranes try qualify for the first time in 37 years. Photo/John Batanudde
Dennis Onyango in goal as Cranes try qualify for the first time in 37 years. Photo/John Batanudde
Savio Kabugo’s headed goal ensured that Cranes secured a much-needed win. He partners Mwesigwa again. Photo/John Batanudde
Savio Kabugo’s headed goal ensured that Cranes secured a much-needed win. He partners Mwesigwa again. Photo/John Batanudde

The other change to the team that started was back suspension leftback Godfrey Walusimbi replacing Brian Majwega who moves further upfront on the left flank. Dennis Onyango in goal, skipper Andy Mwesigwa, Savio Kabugo – scorer against Ghana, and Isaac Isinde completing the back four while Baba’ Kizito alongside Tonny Mawejje and Farouq Miya – Majwega in a more solid centre of the park.

Isaac Isinde who was played out of his customary centre-back position returns after he did well in keeping Andre Ayew at bay with his early tough tackling.
Isaac Isinde who was played out of his customary centre-back position returns after he did well in keeping Andre Ayew at bay with his early tough tackling. Photo/John Batanudde
Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito could start ahead of  Mike Sserumaga. Photo/John Batanudde
Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito could start ahead of Mike Sserumaga. Photo/John Batanudde
Guinea’s Ismael Bangoura challenges Andy Mwesigwa during the 2014 African Nations Cup Qualifiers on September 10 at Namboole.  Mwesigwa  will lead the Cranes tonight.
Guinea’s Ismael Bangoura challenges Andy Mwesigwa during the 2014 African Nations Cup Qualifiers on September 10 at Namboole. Mwesigwa will lead the Cranes tonight.

The Serb also has Kizito Luwagga at the tip of the diamond just behind lone striker Geoffrey Massa.

With one game left, Ghana top Group E standings with eight points; with Uganda and Guinea on seven. The Cranes, however, boast a better goal difference. Togo are bottom with six.

onny Mawejje is the backbone of a solid centre of the park tonight.
Tonny Mawejje is the backbone of a solid centre of the park tonight.
Farouq Miya
Farouq Miya

A Uganda draw, without caring about what happens between Ghana and Togo in Tamale, will deliver Cranes to the Promised Land since the East Africans have a better head-to-head with Ghana and Guinea.

Portugal based Luwagga Kizito has started each game in this campaign. Photo/John Batanudde
Portugal based Luwagga Kizito has started each game in this campaign. Photo/John Batanudde
Brian Majwega starts at left attacking role.
Brian Majwega starts at a left attacking role. Photo/John Batanudde
Massa' double gave Uganda Cranes a 2-0 win at Guinea at Namboole in September
Massa’ double gave Uganda Cranes a 2-0 win at Guinea at Namboole in September

Uganda X1: Dennis Onyango, Godfrey Walusimbi, Andy Mwesigwa (Captain), Savio Kabugo, Isaac Isinde, Tonny Mawejje, Geoffrey Kizito, Brian Majwega, Luwagga Kizito, , Farouq Miya, Geoffrey Massa

Substitutes: Robert Odongkara, Habib Kavuma, Martin Kizza, Khalid Aucho , Mike Sserumaga,  Robert Ssentongo, Daniel Sserunkuma

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