Uganda Cranes’ Jjuuko suspended for Lesotho match | AFCON 2019 qualifiers

AFCON 2019 Qualifiers (Group L):

  • Uganda Cranes Vs Lesotho (10th October 2018)

Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4 PM)

Simba Sports Club defender Murushid Jjuuko will not be part of the Uganda Cranes team that will face Lesotho in the 2019 AFCON qualifier early next month.

Murushid Jjuuko (L) during a regional tour match in Mbale with Uganda Cranes

Jjuuko was booked in the goal-less home draw against East African rivals Tanzania alongside other defenders Nico Wakiro Wadada and Godfrey “Jajja Walu” Walusimbi.

Having been cautioned in the away game in Praia city against Cape Verde, Jjuuko is therefore suspended for the next game.

During the game with Cape Verde, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi and Jjuuko were the two cautioned Uganda Cranes players for unlawful tackles.

The options available:

On the 23 man team that faced Tanzania, Timothy Dennis Awany was the natural central defender among the un-used substitutes.

Therefore, Awany, alongside experienced Isaac Isinde (who did not make the 24 man team for the final residential camp) and Bevis Mugabi could bounce back into the frame alongside the utility Mawanda.

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