Geofrey Kizito of Uganda during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Uganda and Mali at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 25 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Friday Oct 06, 2017. 09:30
The Cranes of Uganda are set to miss the services of goalkeeper Tom Ikara and Vietnam-based midfielder Baba Kizito for the game against Ghana.
The duo will miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier set for Saturday against the Black Stars in Kampala and that comes as a blow for Moses Basena's men.
Ikara, who plays for Kirinya-Jinja S.S, twisted his shoulder when he landed awkwardly during the friendly against Northern Region last Saturday.
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According to team doctor Ronald Kisolo, he advised him to rest for at least two weeks as the healing and rehabilitation process continues.
On the other hand, Kizito suffered a sprained ankle during a league match for Than Quang Ninh and did not travel to Kampala.
''It is sad that I got injured at a crucial time. I am feeling slight pain but I will abide by the doctor's advise to rest and follow medication,'' Ikara told Kawowo Sports.