• July 16, 2020

AFCON: Bakka, Juma Dropped As Desabre Names Final Squad

 AFCON: Bakka, Juma Dropped As Desabre Names Final Squad

Swedish based Alexis Bakka has failed to impress Uganda Cranes Coach Sebastien Desabre for a final spot on the team to play in AFCON.

Bakka who turns out for Carlstad FC, a club in third tier division in Sweden, is among the three players that have officially been dropped by Desabre.

The striker had transferred from Umea Football Club where notched 11 goals in the 2018 season to join Carlstad in January this year.

Bakka and Ntambi have been dropped. FUFA

This was his first time to be summoned on the National team but he failed to convince the coach when he came on to replace Patrick Kaddu in the 55th minute in a goalless draw against Turkmenistan.

KCCA FC midfielder Ibrahim Saddam Juma and Ethiopia based Krisestom Ntambi also failed to make the cut. None of these two played a minute in a game against Turkmenistan.

Juma-nature. Courtesy photo

Juma made his senior team debut for the senior team against Tanzania on 2 March 2010. He also took part in the 2011 African Nations Championship in Sudan.

Uganda Cranes final 23 man squad:

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal), Robert Odongkara (Adama City)

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam), Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Un attached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached)

Midfielders: Mike Azira (Montreal Impact), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC)

Strikers: Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba)

Brian Kawalya

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