Uganda Cranes interim coach Moses Basena has named a 26 man squad to start training on Wednesday ahead of the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup to be hosted by Kenya.
The squad is dominated by home-based players with only one foreign based player, Juuko Murushid, who plays for Simba in Tanzania. This is to prepare them for the CHAN tournament in January next year.
Uganda are the defending champions and are placed in group B with guests Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Burundi and South Sudan.
The regional tourney kicks off on December 3 and ends on December 17 2017. The Cranes open their campaign against Zimbabwe on December 4.
Kakamega, Kisumu and Nakuru, Kasarani and Machakos are the confirmed venues for the upcoming regional tournament.
Goalkeepers: Isma Watenga (Vipers SC), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA FC), Ikara Tom (Kirinya Jinja SS)
Outfield players: Wadada Nicholas (Vipers SC), Kiyemba Ibrahim (Sc Villa Jogoo), Isaac Muleme (KCCA FC), Aggrey Madoi (Police FC), Juuko Murushid Simba-Tanzania), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Savio Kabugo (Proline FC), Bernard Muwanga (Sc Villa Jogoo), Tom Masiko (Vipers SC), Mutyaba Muzamiru (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Stephen Mugisha (Police FC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mucureezi Paul (KCCA FC), Allan Kateregga (KCCA FC), Allan Kyambadde (Sc Villa Jogoo), Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars FC), Derick Nsibambi (KCCA FC), Hood Kaweesa (Police FC), Batte Seif (Bright Stars FC), Saddam Juma (KCCA FC), Daniel Isiagi (Proline FC), Basse Methodious (Mbarara City FC).