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World Cup Qualifiers: Five Dropped As Uganda Cranes Arrive In Nairobi

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin Micho Sredejovich has released five players ahead of the World Cup Qualifiers.

The five released players include injured Simba SC midfielder Taddeo Lwanga who missed the team’s 2-1 loss to Ethiopia in a friendly match at Bahir Dar Stadium.

Express Winger Martin Kizza, URA FC midfielder Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, Pyramids winger Abdu Lumala and new SC Villa defender Kenneth Ssemakula will be returning home.

This has created more space for the addition of three more foreign-based players – Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Mustapha Kizza (CF Montreal, Canada), and Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt).

The Cranes contingent has arrived at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport from Addis Ababa aboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 308.

Uganda Cranes Squad for the World Cup Qualifiers:

Goalkeepers: Ismail Watenga (Chippa United, South Africa), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda), Joel Mutakubwa (Express, Uganda)

Defenders: Enock Walusimbi (Express, Uganda), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Murushid Juuko (Express, Uganda), Innocent Wafula (Mbarara City, Uganda), Denis Iguma (KCCA, Uganda), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa, Uganda), Abdul Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Žižkov, Czech Republic), Mustapha Kizza (CF Montréal, Canada)

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Young Africans, Tanzania), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers, Uganda), Moses Waiswa (Super Sport United, South Africa), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers, Uganda)

Forwards: Yunus Sentamu (Vipers, Uganda), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi – Captain, Richard Basangwa (Vipers, Uganda), Steven Desse Mukwala (URA, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt)


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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