AFCON2021Q: 22 Local Based Players Added to Uganda Cranes Squad Ahead of South Sudan tie
According to information published on the official FUFA website, Uganda Cranes Head coach Johnathan McKinstry has summoned 22 home based players from which 5 or 6 players will be considered for the main squad of 20 foreign based named last week.
McKinstry 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 A, 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. In addition to that, we shall be able to have some early arrivals of foreign based players whose leagues 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.
The local based Squad summoned as below.
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).
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.
Most of the information in this article is attributed to FUFA website.