Nov 20: Uganda v Ethiopia
LEFT-footed attacking defender Abubaker Tabula yesterday assumed Uganda Cranes captaincy for the forthcoming CECAFA senior Challenge Cup in Rwanda.
Egyptian-born coach Mohammad Abbas opted for the controversial APR player, who had still failed to regroup with the rest of the squad but promised to appear at Namboole today.
â€œI prefer defensive players. When I look at the rest in terms of experience and determination, Tabula makes the grade. Besides I think he will feel comfortable leading the rest in the country where he plays,â€ said Abbas.
â€œI will make it today. I had a few domestic problems,â€ Tabula said.
Hassan Mubiru finally reported for training with the 23-man squad Monday and was at ease playing alongside Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Geoffrey Massa in a three-man attack yesterday.
Abbas and assistant coach Sam Simbwa are striving to summon Super Mini-League revelation Mike Sserumaga for the wanting midfield.
Tabula is new Uganda Cranes captain