Micho Names 42-Man Uganda Cranes Squad For Algeria AFCON Qualifier
Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sreojevic “Micho” has on Thursday announced 42-man preliminary squad ahead of Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against already qualified Algeria.
The squad comprises of 24 locally based players and 18 foreign based players.
Experienced stars like Fahad Aziz Bayo, Emmanuel Okwi, Khalid Aucho and Farouk Miya including South African based goalkeepers Salim Jamal and Isma Watenga headline the foreign based players
Meanwhile Uganda Premier League joint top scorer Charles Bbaale, goalkeepers Ajiab Nafan and Joel Mutakubwa plus Allan Okello, Milton Karisa lead the locally based stars.
The squad is made up of 5 Goalkeepers, 16 Defenders, 14 Midfielders and 7 Strikers.
The Cranes will host the Desert Foxes on June 18th 2023 in Douala City Cameroon before ending the qualifiers with away fixture against Niger in September.
Uganda is currently third placed in Group F with four points, the same as second placed Tanzania.
Full Uganda Cranes 42-Man Preliminary Squa:
Salim Jamal Magoola (Richards Bay), Charles Lukwago (St George), Isma Watenga (Marumo Gallants), Alionzi Nafian (URA), Joel Mutakubwa (Gaddafi)
Gavin Kizito (Al Ittihad), James Begisa (URA), Ashraf Mandela (Vipers), Kenneth Ssemakula (SC Villa), Aziz Kayondo (CD Leganes), Ibrahim Juma (CD Leganes), Umar Lutalo (SC Villa), Derrick Ndahiro (URA), Isa Mubiru (Vipers), Halid Lwaliwa (Bregalnica), Musa Ramathan (MFK Vyskov), Allan Enyou (CD Leganes), Rogers Torach (Vipers), Hillary Mukundane (Vipers), Gift Fred (SC Villa), Geoffrey Wasswa (KCCA)
Siraje Sentamu (Vipers), George Kasonko (BUL), Said Mayanja (KCCA), Bobosi Byaruhanga (FC Austin), Khalid Aucho (Yanga), Bright Anukani (Vipers), Moses Waiswa (KCCA), Allan Okello (KCCA), Farouk Miya (Caykur Rizespor), Milton Karisa (Vipers), Moses Opondo (Horsens), Isma Mugulusi (Makedonikos), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Joseph Ochaya (Al Makwloon)
Rogers Mato (KCCA), Rogers Mugisha (UPDF), Shariph Kimbowa (Wakiso Giants), Emmanuel Okwi (Erbil), Richard Basangwa (Wadi Degla), Fahad Bayo (MFK Vyskov), Charles Bbaale (SC Villa)