Uganda players arrive in Nairobi for Kenya match

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The Uganda national football team arrived in Nairobi on Tuesday night ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Kenya.

Ugandan Cranes landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport led by head coach Milutin Sredojevic popularly known as Micho.

The match will be played on Thursday at 4 pm (East African time) at Nyayo National Stadium in Kenya’s capital.

Milutin expects a tough match from their opponent but expressed confidence that his team can register positive results in Nairobi.

“It will be a very tough match. There is too much at stake. It is very hard to play against players that you know. We shall be playing a team that has a very big advantage. Our league is in recess because of the offseason. It will be a match where small details will decide. We shall be doing everything that those details go our way,” he said.

In another Group E match, Mali will be hosting Rwanda on Wednesday night.

Uganda’s squad include:

Defenders: Isima Watenga (Chippa United, South Africa), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda), Joel Mutakubwa (Express, Uganda).

Midfielders: Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Žižkov, Czech Republic), Mustapha Kizza (CF Montréal, Canada), Enock Walusimbi (Express, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Murushid Juuko (Express, Uganda), Innocent Wafula (Mbarara City, Uganda), Denis Iguma (KCCA, Uganda), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa, Uganda), Abdul Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers, Uganda).

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Young Africans, Tanzania), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers, Uganda), Moses Waiswa (SuperSport United, South Africa), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers, Uganda).

Strikers: Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Yunus Sentamu (Vipers, Uganda), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi – Captain, Richard Basangwa (Vipers, Uganda), Steven Desse Mukwala (URA, Uganda).

Midfielder Khalid Aucho is familiar with Kenyan football, having played for Gor Mahia and the defending champions Tusker FC.

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