Ugandan head coach Bobby Williamson has hinted on fielding Cranes second choice goalkeeper Abby Dhaira on his starting lineup against hosts Morocco in the LG cup official opening match this Friday evening.
The Scottish tactician was heard telling colleagues in Morocco Thursday evening that South African based Cranes custodian Denis Onyango had already proved his worth in the past campaigns. Onyango conceeded only two goals throughout the last Africa Cup of Nations campaign. The goals came from Angola in Luanda City where Uganda lost 2-0.
Bobby said he would therefore prefer giving Dhaira a chance to prove himself but this he added, ‘would be finally decided later’.
During his training session on Thursday, Bobby concentrated on trying Proline FC’s Kalungi Henry in Captain Ibrahim Ssekagya’s back position with Isaac Isinde standing in the position of the assistant captain Andy Mwesigwa. Ssekagya and Mwesigwa did not travel with the team.
Masaba Simeon and Walusimbi Godfrey could start in their usual positions while Hassan Wasswa is destined to play in deep six position. Going by the same training, Brian Umony, Habib Kavuma, and Mike Sserumaga would also start among others.
Meanwhile Bobby has assured the LG cup organizers that his team was not in Morocco as tourists but for serious business. “We attach a lot of respect to this tournament and we thank the organizers for considering inviting Uganda” said Bobby. He was speaking during the press conference organized this Thursday. Sudan plays Cameroon in the first game before the official opening match between Morocco and Uganda around 11:30pm (Ugandan Local time). Cameroonian International star player, Samuel E’tto will lead his side against Sudan.
The crowning ceremony is set for Sunday and the winner walks away with U$ 60.000, the runners up U$ 30.000 while the third and fourth team take home U4 20.000 and U$ 10.000 respectively. Keep watching this space for more details before kick off in Marrakesh City.