McKinstry explains why Lwaliwa was appointed Uganda captain
Uganda are in Group C in Chan alongside defending champions Morocco, Togo and Rwanda
Uganda head coach Johnathan McKinstry has said Halid Lwaliwa was appointed the workforce’s captain as a result of he had managed to steer his fees nicely within the 2019 Council for East and Central Africa Soccer Associations (Cecafa) Senior Problem Cup.
The defender can be main his nation within the African Nations Championship (Chan) hoping to assist Cranes carry out nicely. The Northern Irish tactician has additionally said the Vipers SC participant can be helped by different senior gamers.
“As our captain, he had served so nicely over the past 12 months, together with breaking into the senior Cranes workforce,” McKinstry defined.
“He can be supported by a gaggle of 4 or 5 senior gamers who can be requested to tackle the mantle of working alongside Halid to offer a very good ambiance.”
Cranes took half within the pre-Chan competitors held in Cameroon within the first week of January. They drew 1-1 with the Indomitable Lions earlier than beating the Chipolopolo 2-0. On Thursday, they managed to get a 3-0 win over Niger to finish the competitors on a excessive.
The youthful coach has defined why the competitors was necessary for him and the workforce at giant.
“This camp has been not solely of nice worth to us but additionally an amazing problem to us the teaching workforce in selecting the ultimate squad,” McKinstry continued.
“If I’m sincere, we spent over three hours choosing the ultimate workforce. We needed to be sure that each participant bought a good probability, not solely by way of taking part in and coaching time on this mini-tournament but additionally in discussing the professionals and cons of each participant.
“When choosing the ultimate workforce, we needed steadiness within the squad. We wanted a plan B relying on the opposition but additionally thought of the efficiency of every particular person.”
Cranes are in Group C with defending champions Morocco, Rwanda and Togo.
Last Uganda squad:
Goalkeepers: Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC, 1), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC), Alionzi Legason Nafian (URA FC), Ikara Tom (Police C)
Defenders: Hassan Muhamud (Police FC), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC), Mujuzi Mustafa (Kyetume FC), Ssenjobe Eric (Police FC), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC), Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC)
Midfielders: Mawejje Tonny (Police FC), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC), Anukani Brilliant (KCCA FC), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Watambala Abdu Karim (Vipers SC)
Forwards: Ojera Joackim (URA FC), Brian Aheebwa (KCCA FC), Ocen Ben (Police FC), Viane Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC), Muhammad Shaban (Vipers SC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC).
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