Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic has named a strong team of 32 players for the two upcoming matches involving Kenya and Comoros.
The team was named on Wednesday during the weekly press conference at Mengo in Kampala.
The press conference was attended by the FUFA president, Eng. Moses Magogo, Hamid Juma (head of technical at FUFA), FUFA finance director, Decolas Kizza and the FUFA Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein.
“I thank the technical committee, FUFA Executive, sponsors, players, media and the 12th player (fans). We have been monitoring the player here (in the country) and away from home.”
There are 16 professionals and 16 locally based players. Official training starts on Thursday at Paradise Fitness Gym, Accacia Mall.
Match day tickets for Kenya and Comoros games go officially on sale by Wednesday, 24th August 2016.
Uganda Cranes will play Kenya on Tuesday, 30th August 2016 at Nelson Mandela National Stadium in an international friendly match.
The match will be used to fine tune the squad in preparation for the crucial AFCON 2017 qualifier against Comoros.
Uganda Cranes Team summoned:
Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Salim Jamal Magoola (El Merriekh, Sudan), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA, Uganda), Ismail Watenga (Vipers, Uganda)
Defenders: Nicholas Wadada (Vipers, Uganda), Joseph Nsubuga (SC Villa, Uganda), Bevis Mugabi (Yoevil Town, UK), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Al Shorta, Iraq) , Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA, Uganda), Rashid ‘Mertasacker’ Toha (Onduparaka, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Godfrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya)
Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Baroka, South Africa), Tonny Mawejje (Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, Iceland), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Than Quảng Ninh, Vietnam), Moses Oloya (Kuban Kransndor, Russia), Kezironi Kizito (Vipers, Uganda), Ivan Ntege (KCCA, Uganda), William Luwagga Kizito (Feirense, Portgual), Vincent Kayizzi Walugembe (KCCA, Uganda), Abdulmalick Vitalis Tabu (Sports Club Villa Jogoo, Uganda)
Strikers: Geofrey Massa (Baroka, South Africa), Farouk Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium), Yunus Sentamu (F.C Ilves, Finnland), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (SønderjyskE, Denmark), Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA, Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline, Uganda), Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka, Uganda), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers, Uganda).