May 10, 2021

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Afcon Qualifiers: Mubiru on Ssentamu, returning Cranes and Aucho replacement

The national side prepare to face Burkina Faso and Malawi in March as they conclude the qualification process

Uganda head coach Abdallah Mubiru has revealed how special the returning players are to them ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Five stars were called up ahead of Burkina Faso and Malawi’s qualifiers and the police head coach believes their abilities will come in handy in matches scheduled for March.

“Players like Murushid Juuko, Yunus Ssentamu, Abdul Lumala, Mathias Kigonya and Daniel Isiagi and others are back in the national team formed after a period of absence,” Mubiru explained on Fufa’s website.

“They were part of the national team and happy to be back in the setup. It’s good news for the players because everyone knows the capabilities of these players. The whole Cranes group has a connection. special and has always had the spirit of working. together. “

Although Mubiru has accepted that Khalid Aucho is missed due to suspension, he said they have enough men to replace Gor Mahia’s former midfielder.

“It’s very sad that the midfielder [Khalid] Aucho will not play against Burkina Faso due to suspension, “Mubiru explained.” He is a good player for the team and he will be missed. We have capable replacements like Moses Waiswa, Taddeo Lwanga and others. “

He also urged players to make sure they win at home against Burkina Faso after they were last frustrated by South Sudan at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.

“As I said before, winning at home remains very relevant and important,” said the Ugandan. “Winning against Burkina Faso at home will give us confidence and that will motivate the team to advance to the away game against Malawi.

“Both matches are very important for the country, the team, the players and the technical team. We have to get results from both matches. I know it won’t be an easy match against Burkina Faso but we have the potential to achieve positive results.

“The winning spirit of playing at home must be back. This was not visible in the last game played against South Sudan.”

The Cranes will host Burkina Faso on March 24 before playing in Malawi on March 29.