PREVIEW| Uganda U23 vs Mozambique

Opposition People’s Development Party president (PDP), decease is appealing for ‘rejection’ of the newly appointed cabinet by president Yoweri Museveni, this web for being ‘overly misrepresentative.’

The PDP President Dr Abed Bwanika argues that the country’s constitution mandates that cabinet must reflect the national character unlike the new cabinet which is largely dominated by members from the western region.

“All of us know that this new cabinet is largely Western in nature; 20 out of the 30 cabinet positions were given to Western Uganda and largely from the two sub-regions of Ankole and Kigezi, ” Bwanika observed.

“All the other regions, the North, Eastern, and Central have been left with only 10 cabinet ministers, yet they hold over 26million Ugandans while Western Uganda has only 7.8million people,” Bwanika noted.

He thus called upon Parliament to reject the new cabinet and demand for an inclusive one that reflects that national character.

On the same note, Bwanika appealed to lawyers and the Uganda Law Society to seek for a court injunction using the available provisions within the country’s constitution.

“We ask lawyers to file a case in the constitutional court because this cabinet doesn’t meet the standards of democratic principles as laid down in the constitution.”

He added that the cabinet might divide the people of Uganda since other regions have been alienated from the national cake.
All Africa Games Qualifier: first round 2rd leg tie


Uganda v Mozambique, sick Nakivubo Stadium

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Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic is satisfied with the preparations the U-23 team has gone through ahead of the first round 2015 All Africa games qualifier against Mozambique.

The Kobs as the team is called have Friday noon finished training after over a week ago under the watchful eyes of Sredojevic who also handles the senior team, Cranes. “We worked hard with the players and tried to play as many build-up games which helped us get match fitness. The truth is we have worked hard and also tried to get the striking line to get sharper,” Sredojevic told

Uganda drew 0-0 away to Mozambique and now plays the return leg in Kampala on Saturday. The coach said he is happy with the response by the all the players who will be aiming to get a win and qualify for the next stage of the qualifiers to face Ghana.

It is the game in which the Ugandan boys will have to show the country that they are ready to graduate into men. After the Kobs’ last training earlier at Nakivubo (match venue), tacticians Micho and assistant Frank ‘Video’ Anyau sounded so confident and vowed to give Ugandans the best results.

“That match is the mirror of what we have been doing with the boys in training,” Micho continues.

“It is important to have your back bone of your team with experienced players but no one will pass when he has not satisfied us.

He said the team will defend and attack in numbers. “Our strategy will be to attack and defend in numbers, stop Mozambique from using the wings and avoid giving away free kicks near the box.

Micho’s experienced assistant Anyau is equally buoyant. The veteran youth coach insists that although darw in Maputo wasn’t the best result the Kobs would have played for, he is confident the boys will do the job at home.

“Our result in the first leg wasn’t the best but I think we’ve done enough training and the boys will do accordingly,” Anyau says.

Either team will progress with victory at Nakivubo but the Kobs will be wary of the visitors’ offensive as a draw will see the Ugandans eliminated. It was an open affair with both sides creating scoring opportunities but none could breach each other’s last lines of defence.

Micho is however unlucky defender Shafiki Bakaki failed to recover in time for the return leg. The defender was rushed to hospital after being stretchered off injured 15 minutes to full time.

The odds are however stuck against Mozambique’s under-23s going into the Nakivubo clash the last Mozambican side to face Uganda was the Under-20 one in 2012. Uganda’s under-20s won 3-0 at Nakivubo stadium in the first leg and drew 1-1 in Maputo.

Probable Kobs 11:

Watenga Isma, Nsubuga Joseph, Nkata Fred, Sadat Kyambadde, Isma Kigonya, Kizito Keziron, Brian Nkuubi, Miya Farouk(c), Yunus Sentamu, Villa Oromcham and Kiwanuka Gadafi.


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) picked referees from the DR Congo to handle the qualifier.Jean Claude Kinamvuidi Fuengi will be the centre referee, while Nabina Blaise Sebutu and Martin Mukala will be the assistant referees and Numbi Pierre Kibingo as reserve referee.


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