CAPE TOWN (Sporting Alert) — Teams starting lineups for Thursday’s African Nations Championship Group B game between Zimbabwe and Uganda at Athlone Stadium.
Group leaders Uganda picked up a surprised 2-1 victory over the more fancied Burkina Faso in their African Nations Championship opening game and will look to build on that success when they face Zimbabwe, who drew their opening game of the tournament.
Striker Yunus Sentamu, who scored both goals against Burkina Faso, will again play that No. 9 role for Uganda as they seek to take maximum six points from their opening two games.
Zimbabwe played to a 0-0 draw with Morocco in their first game over the weekend and will be hoping the likes of Ali Sadiki, Simbarashe Sithole and Kuda Mahachi can get their African Nations Championship account underway in today’s encounter.
Zimbabwe Starting XI: Chigova, Ncube, Jaure, Zvirekwi, Phiri, Sadiki, Muparati, Chipeta, Sithole, Ngoma, Mahachi. Subs: Mbara, Mazivisa, Machapa, Moyo, Mambare, Diya, Sibanda, Chindungwe, Sithole, Manhanga, Ndlhovu, Dube
Uganda Starting XI: Ochan, Iguma, Kasagga, Kabugo, Ntambi, Muleme, Wasswa, Majwega, Ntege, Olaki, Sentamu. Subs: Kimera, Wadada, Mugerwa, Mpuga, Kyeyune, Mpande, Okwil.