Uganda May 27, 2006

Uganda names squad ahead of Kenya tour

Ronnie Kintu

Ronnie Kintu

The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has named a 22-man squad ahead of the Kenya tour starting tomorrow at Lugogo.

National team manager Robert Kisubi announced the squad which included recalls for Charles Lwanga and Richard Okia alongside debutantes Henry Sebulime, Davis Arinaitwe and Ronald Semanda.

Kisubi was optimistic that the Uganda squad with nine of the youngsters who played at the recent Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka would give Kenya a bloody nose during the Tests.

“We have tried to give every one a chance to prove [themselves] before the final squad is named and I am confident all the boys have gained the exposure in the past that could give the neighbours a perfect run for their money,” a confident Kisubi remarked.

Uganda last played against Kenya in the ICC three-day intercontinental match 2004-2005 losing both games.

Senior players Joel Olweny, Benjamin Musoke, Frank Nsubuga and Kenneth Kamyuka have also been named. The UCA has also recalled Richard Mwami as team manager while Henry Okecho is head coach.

Squad H. Sebulime, C. Lwanga, J. Olweny, N. Bibodi, B. Musoke, F. Nsubuga, K. Kamyuka, K. Legesi, J. Kwebiiha, N. Kishore, R. Otim, E. Issaneez, H. Saleh, P. Ochan, L. Sematimba, C. Waiswa, A. Kyobe, J. Okello, R. Ssemanda, D. Ruyange, R. Okia, D. Arinaitwe.