Friday, December 7
*Uganda Vs Burundi – 4:00PM
(StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo)
Uganda Cranes Coach Johnathan McKinstry has revealed his final squad to feature in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.
The 20-man squad, posted on FUFA website, sees Allan Kayiwa, goalkeeper James Alitho, Disan Galiwango among other players dropped.
Youngster Karim Watambala, current league’s leading goalscorer Steven Mukwala and Police’s Ben Ocen have surprisingly made the cut.
“The decision of selecting the 20 plays was difficult. We have had 26 players in the previous days. Me and my coaches discussed for more than two hours to have the final list. Not because we lack talent but because there is so much talent within the squad. The six players who missed out are just unfortunate,” the Northern Irishman commented.
Vipers SC centre back Halid Lwaliwa will be team’s captain in the tourney that kicks off on December 7-19.
The Cranes will seek to exercise home demons when they face Burundi on Saturday at Lugogo – Uganda won the championship in 2012 when they last hosted.
Goalkeepers; Charles Lukwago (KCCCA FC) and Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC)
Defenders: Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), John Revita (KCCA FC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC) (Capt), Paul Mbowa (URA FC).
Midfielders: Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC)
Forwards; Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Viane Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants), Joachiam Ojera (URA FC), Ben Ocen (Police FC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United), Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC), Steven Mukwala (Maroons FC)