Uganda Cranes Head coach Johnathan McKinstry has released a list of 22 home based players for the AFCON Qualifiers double header against South Sudan.
According to FUFA, 5 or 6 of these players will be considered for the main squad of 20 foreign based named last week. McKinstry has confirmed that the team will undergo rigorous assessment between 2nd and 8th November 2020 before the final selection is made.
‘As previously announced in addition to the squad of 20 foreign based players for the upcoming double header against South Sudan in the AFCON Qualifiers, we would be looking to adding 5 or 6 Uganda Premier League players to the mix so that they can compete for places in the squad. In order to give the local based players the best support, we will be running an advance camp between 2nd and 8th November,” Mckinstry told FUFA website.
“In addition to that, we shall be able to have some early arrivals of foreign based players to join this camp in Kampala. The camp will also help the local based players to push their levels higher and hopefully get some minutes on the field against South Sudan’ Mckinstry added.
CECAFA 2019 winning skipper Halid Lwaliwa of Vipers SC has been named in the squad.
The training for the local based players will run from 2nd to 8th November 2020.
Uganda will take on South Sudan on 12th November at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende with kick off set for 4pm before facing off again 4 days later in Nairobi.
The local based Squad:
Goalkeepers: Alionzi Nafian (URA FC), Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC)
Defenders: Ndahiro Derrick (Sc Villa), Galiwango Disan (Vipers SC), Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Mandela Ashraf (URA), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC), Kato Samuel ( (KCCA FC), Juuko Murushid (Express FC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC), Mbowa Patrick ( URA FC)
Midfielders: Mawejje Tony (Police FC), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC), Kagimu Shafiq (URA FC), Watambala Kairm (Vipers SC), Owori David ( Sc Villa), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC)
Forwards: Oriti Ibrahim (Vipers Sc), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mukwala Stephen (URA FC), Ahebwa Brian (KCCA FC).