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Kaddu among 11 Dropped As Uganda Cranes Leave For Ethiopia

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredejovic has excluded 11 players including striker Patrick Henry Kaddu as the team takes shape for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers.

Kaddu is not among the 20 players that are flying out to face Ethiopia in a friendly match on Sunday, August 29.

The striker who plies his trade with Botola Premier League side RS Berkane has been with the Cranes after he was named in the provisional squad that started training under coach Micho.

However, Kaddu missed training earlier this week after leaving camp due to a reported injury.

Patrick Kaddu (left). FUFA photo

Despite scoring Uganda Cranes goal against Cape Verde that took the team back to 2019 AFCON, Kaddu has turned into a surplus to requirements in recent memory.

The two goalkeepers Simon Tamale (Soltilo Bright Stars FC) and Nafian Alionzi (URA FC) have been ommitted.

KCCA FC midfielder Gift Ali and Vipers right back Paul Willa have been left out despite impressive showings at club level in the concluded season.

Nicholas Kasozi who reportedly went missing from camp and Muzamir Mutyaba are not part of the travelling contingent as well.

Eric Ssenjobe (Police FC), Arthur Kiggundu (Express), Hassan Muhamood (Police FC) and Jude Ssemugabi (Mbarara City FC) have been dropped as well.

The squad will be joined by foreign based players before facing Kenya and Mali next month.

The Uganda Cranes Squad

Goalkeepers – Joel Mutakubwa (Express FC), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC)

Defenders – Enock Walusimbi (Express FC), Innocent Wafula (Mbarara City FC), Azizi Kayondo (Vipers SC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Murushid Juuko (Express FC) Garvin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa), Kenneth Ssemakula (SC Villa), Denis Iguma (KCCA FC)

Midfielders – Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC), Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (URA FC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids FC)

Forwards – Steven Dese Mukwala (URA FC), Richard Basangwa (Vipers), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Unattached), Yunus Ssentamu (Vipers SC), Martin Kizza (Express FC)


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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