Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry has summoned a provisional squad of 30 players to prepare for the forthcoming 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge cup.
Uganda will host the tourney in December 7-19 as the tourney makes a return in the country since 2012 when Uganda beat Kenya Harambee Stars to win 2-1 in the final.
Uganda, record winners with 14 titles, will seek to restore their regional dominance after last winning the crown in 2015. The tourney has been held once since, in 2017 when Kenya beat Zanzibar in shootouts.
Mckinstry’s squad has been dominated by KCCA FC who has seven players summoned.
A statement on FUFA website has revealed that “training starts on Wednesday, 27th November 2019 but KCCA FC, Proline FC and SC Villa players in the Squad will report after the completion of their clubs’ first round StarTimes UPL matches on 3rd December 2019.”
Group A – Uganda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea.
Group B – DR Congo, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia
Group C – Kenya, Tanzania, Djibouti, Zanzibar.
The Cranes 30-man summoned squad:
Goalkeeper: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), James Alitho (URA), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC), Jack Komakech (Football for Good), Saidi Keni (SC Villa)
Defenders: Paul Willa (Vipers), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Mustapha Kizza (KCCA FC), Disan Galiwango (Express FC) John Revita (KCCA FC), Samuel Kato (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Paul Mbowa (URA FC)
Midfielders: Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Shafic Kagimu (URA FC), Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Karim Watambala (Vipers), Kirizestom Ntambi (Wakiso Giants), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Joachim Ojera (URA FC)
Forwards: Ben Ocen (Police FC), Vianne Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants), Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United FC), Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC), Stephen Mukwala (Maroons FC), Edrisa Lubega (Proline FC).