Cape Verde tie: Serunkuma, Onyango seek Micho nod

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Veteran Striker Geoffrey Serunkuma

Veteran Striker Geoffrey Serunkuma and Custodian Denis Onyango will not be facing Cape Verde for the first time with the Cranes.

The duo was part of the Uganda Cranes that faced the Blue Sharks on 18th June 2005 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole during the FIFA 2006 World Cup Qualifiers.

Serunkuma scored the lone goal that gave Uganda a 1-0 victory on the day.

Sserunkuma who plays for KCCA FC says that Cape Verde play a free flowing game but can be contained to avert any threats.

“The Cape Verdeans play a flowing game but we managed to keep them silent at Namboole hence the win when I scored. However they are home on Saturday but we are hopeful of getting three points,” said Serunkuma

However, Sserunkuma will have to wait for the nod from Head coach Milutin Sredojevic to select him for the game on Saturday.

“I understand their style of play and when to catch them off guard. We are confident with the players we have here,” added Sserunkuma.

The 34 year old is part of Uganda Cranes contingent that has 7 players and two officials Crispus Muyinda and Media officer Nsereko Hamza Kawuma who arrived early in Cape Verde after camping in Dakar, Senegal.

The rest of the team will leave for Cape Verde tonight.

Players in Cape Verde: Emmanuel Okwi, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Bernard Muwanga, Robert Kakeeto, Isaac Muleme, Derrick Nsibambi and Muhammad Shaban.