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Uganda Cranes: 15 UPL Players In Final 23-man Squad For Bafana Bafana Tie

Coach Abdallah Mubiru has named Uganda Cranes final squad to face Bafana Bafana in a friendly.

The final 23-man squad include 15 players who ply their trade in the Uganda Premier League.

Express FC forward Eric Kambale and Vipers’ Richard Basangwa misses out after testing positive for Covid19. Joseph Akandanwaho (Bright Stars) and Yunus Ssentamu (Vipers) are the other strikers who have not made the cut.

URA marksman Steven Mukwala who joined the team late, has been included.

England based Elvis Bwomono has not honoured the call while South African based legion of goalkeeper Ismael Watenga and Moses Waiswa Ndhondhi will be joining the team in Soweto.

The other players dropped include Mbarara City’s Innocent Wafula, Bright Stars’ Simon Tamale, Kenneth Ssemakula (BUL), Ivan Sserubiru (URA), Gavin Kizito (SC Villa) and Bright Anukani (KCCA).

Per FUFA, the Cranes will fly out tonight aboard Uganda Airlines at 8:40 PM.

The Full Squad:

Goalkeepers: Ismael Watenga, Mathias Kigonya, Charles Lukwago

Defenders: Paul Willa, Kizza Mustafa, Kayondo Abdu Aziizi, Walusimbi Enock, Juuko Murushid, Lwaliwa Halid, Mbowa Paul Patrick, Muhamud Hassan

Midfielders: Lwanga Taddeo, Byaruhanga Bobosi, Kagimu Shafik, Okello Allan, Waiswa Moses Ndhondhi, Lumala Abdul, Orit Ibrahim, Mugulusi Isma, Sserwadda Steven

Forwards: Okwi Emmanuel (Captain), Mukwala Steven, Kakooza Derrick


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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