2015 CAF U-17 Qualifier: Zambia Vs Uganda, At Nkoloma Stadium
Time: (4PM in UGANDA 3PM in Zambia)
Zambia and Uganda U-17 teams face each other this evening at the Nkoloma Stadium.
At stake is a berth at next year’s continental showpiece in Niger. Both teams have prepared well prior to this first leg that will end in Kampala after a fort night.
Kawowo Sports’ David Isabirye looks at the possible five key battles in this fixture.
Salati Lungu Vs Muhammed Shaban
Both are 16 year olds with quick bursts of pace. Shaban is a proven goal scorer, having topped the charts at the national school’s championships. Shaban has 3 goals in this campaign so far. Lungu, on the other hand is a calm defender with timely tackles.
Eric Kibowa Vs Patson Daka
The Ugandan goal keeper, Eric Kibowa will be called upon to salvage one-on-one moments especially against the Zambian captain, Daka. Daka has recovered in a record time to feature in the fixture after a minor injury from a training session. Kibowa, an excellent game reader has to be alert for the entire match duration from the Nchanga Rangers star player.
Frank Tumwesigye Vs Enock Mwepu
Both players are blessed with amazing artillery of ball skills. What Mwepu misses on speed is compensated by his great first touch on the ball, ball dribbling and distribution. Tumwesigye is a proven ball dribbler with a fine final ball – always penetrative to look for the goal poachers – Shaban Muhammed and Charles Sebutinde.
Pius Obuya Vs Edward Chimfwembe
In any given football fixture, one of the key battles to watch lies on the left side of the pitch. Left wingers are gifted players with awesome dribbling abilities, pace and fine crosses. Obuya is another in the same boat. Edward Chimfwembe will be tasked to delay the overlapping runs because of the Obuya threat.
Emma Olinga Vs Kenny Sinkala
Contemporary football battles are won and lost in the midfield. Gor Mahia academy player, Emmanuel ‘Song’ Olinga, who will captain Uganda’s team in Okiring’s absence never wishes a dribbler do the task in his zones.
Calm on the ball and a great passer, it stands to be seen how Olinga will match up to another player with almost the same qualities and attributes in Kenny Sinkala.