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Final test

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th August 2006 03:00 AM

CRANES coach Laszlo Csaba insists that the only players who will be assured of a starting place on Saturday are those who impress in the 45 minutes of action he will give them today.

CRANES coach Laszlo Csaba insists that the only players who will be assured of a starting place on Saturday are those who impress in the 45 minutes of action he will give them today.

Today
Mandela stadium, 5pm
International friendly
Uganda v Burkina Faso

Nations Cup qualifier
Saturday, 4.30pm
Uganda v Lesotho

By Fred Kaweesi

CRANES coach Laszlo Csaba insists that the only players who will be assured of a starting place on Saturday are those who impress in the 45 minutes of action he will give them today.

“I will have two teams fielded and each player will be expected to prove (himself),” said the German who takes charge of his fourth international friendly.

Csaba has since assuming Cranes’ coaching mantle gathered a draw (1-1) against Rwanda, one defeat (3-2) to Libya, with the only win coming through a 3-1 shootout victory against Botswana.

The game at Namboole stadium will mainly offer a chance to South Africa-based defender Lawrence Segawa and Andrew Mwesigwa (above) who turns out for Iceland side IBV FC, to justify their inclusions in the team to face Lesotho on Saturday.

Unlikely to feature today and whose places on Saturday are now in doubt, are several professionals whose arrival has delayed.

Serbia-based Nestroy Kizito, Kaizer Chiefs ace David Obua, El Masha forward Geoffrey Massa, Argentina-based Ibrahim Sekagya and Super Sport goal-keeper Denis Onyango are still being awaited.
Uganda lost 2-0 away to Burkina Faso before playing out a 2-2 draw in Kampala in the World Cup qualifiers last year.

Probable Cranes XI:
H.Kalyesubula, R.Malinga, L.Segawa, A.Mwesigwa, T.Batabaire(capt), J.Bagoole, V.Kayizzi, N.Kasule, A.Bongole, H.Mubiru, A.Nsumba.

* Defender Souleymane Diawara, kicked out of Senegal’s camp earlier this month for a breach of discipline, has been dropped.
Diawara, who plays for French team Sochaux, was expelled from the camp before a friendly on August 16. He travelled to Paris for a night out without the approval of the coaching staff two days before the match.

* Controversial striker Mido is back in the Egypt squad after being dramatically suspended for six months by his country during the Nations Cup.

The AS Roma player was named in a 22-man squad for Egypt’s match against Burundi on Saturday.

* Liverpool midfielder Momo Sissoko and Real Madrid’s new signing Mahamadou Diarra will miss Mali’'s African Nations Cup qualifier in Sierra Leone on Saturday.

Sissoko has a knee injury and Diarra is suspended.

* Djibouti have withdrawn from the 2008 African Nations Cup qualifiers, leaving just three countries in their group.
Djibouti were in Group One with Ivory Coast, Gabon and Madagascar.

Final test

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