AFCON 2019 Qualifier.
Uganda Vs Cape Verde.
Nov 17, 4pm Namboole
Soccer: The Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre named his final 25 man squad that will play against Cape Verde on November 17 in the 2019 AFCON Qualifier at the Mandela National stadium Namboole.
Goal keepers Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC) lead the nine locally based players who impressed the French tactician following a buildup game against Under 23 side Kobs on Sunday. Cranes won 2-0 with goals from onform Simba forward Emmanuel Okwii and Onduparaka winger cum forward Vianney Ssekajugo. Ssekajugo was dropped thereafter alongside Yayo Lutimba, Dan Sserunkuma, Bernard Muwanga and Ambrose Kiirya.
Other locally based players called are Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS), Timothy Awanyi, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Allan Kyambadde and Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC). Tadeo Lwanga and Moses Waisswa represent league champions Vipers Sc.
Captain Denis Onyango leads the cast of foreign based players that also includes usual suspects like Khalid Aucho and Farouk Miya. The Cranes who were boosted with the arrivals of Joseph Ochaya and Denis Iguma, are expected to enter residential camp on Monday at Kabira Country club as other professionals jet in ahead of the Saturday clash.
Onyango, Lubega Idrisa, Khalid Aucho, Salim Jamal, Walusimbi Godfrey and Milton Karisa also arrived on Monday for national team duty. Faruku Miya and Allan Kateregga were expected to jet in later Monday.
The Uganda Cranes only need a point at home against Cape Verde to qualify for the 2019 AFCON set to take place in Cameroon, it will also be a second striaght AFCON appearance for the Uganda Cranes.
The Cranes Squad
Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Jamal Salim (El Meriekh)
Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC)
Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC)
Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS)
Murushid Juuko (Simba SC)
Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC)
Denis Iguma (Kazma FC)
Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC)
Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs)
Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood)
Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe)
Hassan Wasswa (El Geish)
Khalid Aucho(Church Hill Brothers, India)
Ibrahim Saddam Juma (KCCA FC)
Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC)
Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City)
Faruku Miya (Gorica )
Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc)
Milton Karisa (MC Oujda)
Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC)
Emma Okwi (Simba SC)
Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried)
Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha)
Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC)
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