Charles Lukwago starts ahead of the fan fancied Ismail Watenga and Joel Mutakubwa in goal as Uganda Cranes take on Kenya’s Harambee Stars.
In the full back positions, coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic settles for experience as Dennis Iguma and Joseph Ochaya play in right and left respectively.
Murushid Juuko and Halid Lwaliwa will partner in the central defense.
In the central midfield, under 20 graduate Bobosi Byaruhanga team up with perennial campaigners Khalid Aucho and Moses Waiswa.
Isaac Muleme who plays for Czech Republic second tier club Viktoria Zizkov will start on the left hand side.
Milton Karisa and captain Emmanuel Arnold Okwi are the two men tasked to hunt Uganda’s goals.
Uganda Cranes XI;
Charles Lukwago (GK), Dennis Iguma, Joseph Ochaya, Halid Lwaliwa, Murushid Juuko, Khalid Aucho, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Moses Waiswa, Isaac Muleme, Emmanuel Okwi and Milton Karisa