Returnee forward Emmanuel Okwi will skipper the Uganda Cranes in Saturday’s friendly against Rwanda’s Amavubi at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
The team’s regular skipper Andy Mwesigwa who is on holiday from the Kazakhstan, where he features for FC Ordabasy yesterday handed the captain’s arm band to Okwi after the training session.
“Emmanuel has the experience to captain and motivate the team and we hope to give a good account tomorrow against Rwanda. We call upon the fans to come in big numbers to cheer the team,” Head Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic said
The two teams will use the international friendly to prepare for their participation in the 2013 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup which runs from November 27 to December 12 in Kenya.
Against Rwanda, Okwi who has netted three goals since his return to SC Villa from the paid ranks in Tunisia with Etoile du Sahel is expected to play alongside Frank Kalanda while attacking midfielder Brian Majwega does the donkey work.