Uganda Cranes defender Murushid Jjuuko to miss Lesotho clash

Uganda Cranes defender Murushid Jjuuko to miss Lesotho clash

Murushid Jjuuko is set to miss the next Cranes game after receiving  a yellow card in the goal-less home draw against East African rivals Tanzania.

Uganda 0-0 Tanzania
Murushid Jjuuko challenges Tanzania’s Thomas Uliwengu at Namboole Stadium that culminated into a yellow card on 8th September 2018 in AFCON qualifiers.

Jjuuko was  booked alongside three Uganda Cranes players that include; 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.

The Simba based defender will however be available for the away game that will have in Maseru after three days.

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

Jjuuko (left) moments after the match against Tanzania

That said, Uganda Cranes will for the third time in the current qualification campaign forge and assembles a central defence pairing.

In Praia, Jjuuko had partnered with Bernard Muwanga before combining with Hassan Wasswa Mawanda to face Tanzania.

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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