Uganda’s Okot, Kiiza ruled out of Lesotho COSAFA U-20 semi final show


Uganda national U-20 team (The Hippos) are going to miss the services of two key figures Mustapha Kizza and Fred Okot in their Lesotho COSAFA U-20 match on Thursday.

Left back Mustapha Kizza vies for the ball against Zambia | ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Kizza is out with two cautions and Okot is still nursing an ankle injury suffered in the match against Swaziland.

Head coach Mathias Lule and the rest of the technical team will have to revisit their squad for possible replacements.

Qatar based player Victor Matovu, who plays at Aspire Football Academy could turn out as Kizza’s natural replacement at the left back position.

KCCA utility player Julius Poloto or US based student Andrew Isiagi Okiring may also take over the right back position.

The good news though is that Muhammed Shaban is returning after getting red carded against Swaziland, a match that saw him net Uganda’s equalizer.

Defending Champions and tournament hosts Zambia are already eliminated. Both Uganda and Egypt are the tourney guest countries.