Uganda Cranes new head coach Jonathan McKinstry has named a 25-man provisional squad for the fourth coming 20121 AFCON qualification games against Burkinafaso and Malawi next month.
The 25-man squad include five locally based players who include Viper’s red-hot striker Fahad Bayo, KCCA’s Allan Okello, Nicholas Kasozi and Charles Lukwago together with defender Halid Lwaliwa.
Swedish based striker Alexis Bakkais another notable inclusion having been part of the provisional squad prior to the 2019 AFCON tournament.
Salim Jamal, Allan Kateregga and Derrick Nsibambi are some of the players who featured in the 2019 AFCON in Egypt that have been ignored.
Uganda will against Burkinafaso in Ouogadougou on 13th November before hosting Malawi on 17th November at Namboole.
Meanwhile, Abdallah Mubiru ho led Uganda Cranes to the fifth straight CHAN tournament has been confirmed the Mckinstry assistant along Livingstone Mbabazi as the first and second respectively, while Alexander McCarthy will be the team’s fitness coach and Fred Kajoba will serve as the goalkeeper’s coach while Geoffrey Massa is the team’s coordinator as well as Ayub Balyejjusa as the Kits manager.
Fufa acting president Justus Mugisha confirmed the appointments ad all backroom staff for Mckinstry on interim basis.
The same press conference was also graced by the FUFA deputy CEO in charge of football Decolas Kiiza, who gave an update on the tickets, “The early bird tickets for the home game on 17th November 2019 will go on market starting 2nd November 2019. Uganda Cranes will fly to Burkinafaso on a chartered flight aboard Uganda Airlines Bombardier.
FUFA has also reserved 30 seats on the Bombardier for fans willing to travel for the match in Ouogadougou.
Uganda Cranes Squad;
Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango(Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara(Horoya, Guinea), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda).
Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada(Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi(Motherwell, Scotland), Murushid Jjuuko(Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Timothy Denis Awany(Sports club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Hassan Wasswa Kawanda(Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme(Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo).
Midfielders: Michael Azira(Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho(Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Tadeo Lwanga(Tanta, Egypt), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello(KCCA, Uganda), Allan Kyambade (El Gouna, Egypt).
Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi(Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkane, Morocco), Alexis Bbaka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo(Vipers, Uganda), Farouk Miya(Konyaspor, Turkey), Abdul Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt), William Kizito Luwagga(Shakhtar Karagandy, Kazakhstan).
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