Uganda Cranes Captain Halid Lwaliwa has revealed that he feels fit and ready to give everything if trusted by coach Johnathan Mckinstry in the game against Togo this evening in the Total Chan 2020.
The defender is however aware of whose responsibility and mandate to decide whether he’s selected or not. “Iam back and training well. The decision to select me for the game is in the hands of the coach. However I am fit and ready to play,” Lwaliwa told FUFA media on Thursday.
Lwaliwa returns from an injury that kept him out of the game against Rwanda.
Although the Cranes failed to beat their Cecafa counterparts in the opening fixture, the Vipers SC centre back believes they still have the charisma to progress to the next level of the competition.
” Our character that brought us to the Chan Finals is still vibrant and intact. We shall stick to that as a team to get results. We didn’t get what we desired for on Monday but we also know that we must improve,” he said.
Uganda is taking part in her 5th edition of the Chan but has since failed to get beyond group stages in all the previous finals. And indeed, if Lwaliwa and his colleagues are to make a difference this time round, the results from the game against Togo will prove to be crucial.
Uganda Friday evening face Togo at the Stade de la Reunifiction- Douala in Cameroon while Rwanda will be up against defending Champions and group C leaders Morocco in the other game of the day.