Veteran Masaba To Lead Cranes Against Rwanda

what is ed geneva; font-size: small;”>The captain’s armband goes to Simon Masaba.

The veteran URA FC left back will be filling in the place of Midfielder Hassan Wasswa whose captaincy won Uganda its 13th Cecafa trophy here in Kampala last December.

The footballer got the news after the National team’s training session on Monday.

Giving Masaba the captaincy is a popular move by Bobby Williamson with the ageing defender having played with Uganda’s last three generations of captains including Andy Mwesigwa, Ibra Sekajja, Edgar Watson and Philip Obwiny.

His current teammate Hassan Wasswa was hugely speculated to be strapping the armband on Wednesday.

Masaba has won more caps than his other teammates since joining the national fold a decade age until recently when he was omitted from taking part in the Kampala edition of Cecafa Senior Championship 2012.

In other updates coming from the national team corridors, Coach Bobby is apparently facing a selection headache both at the backline and upfront.

Freshly capped Sports Club Victoria University centre back Savio Kabugo has hugely impressed posting doubt on whether he should start in Cranes’ backline or consider proven SCVU teammate Denis Guma who also made his mark in the 2012 Cecafa tournament.

The forward line is also a big contest with Tanzanian based duo of Brian Omony (Azam) and Yanga’s Hamis Diego Kizza tussling it out with recalled Daniel Mzee Serunkuma who attained stardom last season in the Kenya Premier League as he scored 17 goals to help his side Gor Mahia lift the KFF Cup days before losing the League Cup on final match day. Serunkuma was named Kenya Premier League MVP.

Bobby Williamson’s team will hold their last training session tomorrow at Namboole before getting airborne for Kigali.

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