Uganda Cranes Coach Sebastien Desabre is on the verge of taking the Uganda Cranes team to the 2019 AFCON tournament in Cameroon. Cranes are top of Group L with ten points and need just one point from the remaining two fixtures to make back to back appearance at the AFCON Finals.
Uganda has two matches lined up starting with the 2019 AFCON Qualifier against Cape Verde on 17th November and Super Eagles of Nigeria on 20th November in a friendly game away at Asaba Stadium.
Emmanuel Okwi will be suspended for the Cape Verde game due to accumulation of yellow cards but will be in contention to face West African giants Nigeria in the international friendly.
“The non-residential training programme will start on 9th November with 14 local based players at Lugogo. The 16 foreign based players summoned will join camp as per FIFA stipulated international break rules” FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein told the fufa website.
The 2019 AFCON tournament will be hosted in Cameroon. The competition will be held in June and July 2019 to move it from January/February for the first time. It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.
Uganda Cranes Squad:
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC).
Outfield players: 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) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood), Bernard Muwanga (KCCA FC), Yayo Kato Lutimba (Vipers SC), 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 ), Ambrose Kirya (Sc Villa), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Dan Serunkuma (Vipers SC), Vianne Sekajugo (Onduparaka FC), Emma Okwi (Simba SC), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC).
2019 AFCON Qualifiers
Saturday, 17th November 2018
Uganda Vs Cape Verde
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4pm)
International friendly match
Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Nigeria Vs Uganda
Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba