Another Cranes Player Pulls Out Ahead of South Sudan

Uganda Cranes forward Alexis Bakka has pulled out of the team that will face South Sudan in a doubleheader.

The Swedish-based forward was among the 20 foreign based players summoned by McKinstry but has not honoured the invite after a reported injury.

Bakka is the third player to pull out from the initial 20, after Alex Kakuba who tested positive for Covid19 and Uche Ikpeazu Mubiru who got injured with his side Wycombe Wanderers.

Alexis Bakka (left). FUFA

Bakka was part of Cranes squad that played against Burkina Faso last year.

He had earlier missed out of Sebastien Desabre’s final squad to play in the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.

Edirisa Lubega, Kizito Luwagga, Ronald Mukiibi and Joseph Ochaya have all reported in camp.

The Cranes will conduct their last training on Wednesday at 10am at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende before the Thursday game.

Jonathan McKinstry. FUFA

McKinstry now has 24 players at his disposal ahead of the doubleheader, with the return leg set in Kenya on Monday.

Uganda lead the group with four points while South Sudan sit rock bottom.

The Squad To Face South Sudan:

Goalkeepers – Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal, Sudan), Charles Lukwago (KCCA)

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Timothy Denis Awany (Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Elvis Bwomono (Southend, England), Dissan Galiwango (Vipers), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Patrick Mbowa (URA), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden).

Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Allan Okello (Paradou, Algeria), Karim Watambala (Vipers), Shafic Kagimu (URA).

Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), William Luwagga Kizito (Hapoel, Israel), Edirisa Lubega (Paide Linnameeskond, Estonia), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Fahad Bayo (Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Brian Aheebwa (KCCA FC)



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