Uganda names Kenya tour squad
Ronnie Kintu, New Vision (Kampala)
UGANDA Cricket Association (UCA) has named a 22-man squad ahead of the Kenya tour set for May 28 June 4 at Lugogo grass wicket oval, Kampala.
National team manager Robert Kisubi released the squad that had Charles Lwanga and Richard Okia called back alongside debutates Henry Sebulime, Davis Arinaitwe and Ronald Semanda.
Lwanga and Okia were dropped off the squad that toured Ireland for the ICC 2007 World Cup qualifiers last year where Uganda had disappointing results.
Uganda will host Kenya for three one-day and four-day international friendly ties.
Kisubi was optimistic that the Uganda squad with nine of the youngsters who played at the recent U-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 himself 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 tie 2004-2005 losing both games.
Senior players Joel Olweny, Benjamin Musoke, Frank Nsubuga and Kenneth Kamyuka have been named on the squad.
The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has also recalled Richard Mwami as team manager while Henry Okecho is head coach.
Meanwhile Justine Ligyalingi declined another term as U-19 team manager and would be replaced at the next UCA council meeting.
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.