Following his success with Belgian topflight side Standard Leige over the weekend, midfielder Fraouk Miya has turned his focus to helping Uganda Cranes achieve glory beginning with the upcoming high-profile double-header against Burkina Faso with the first leg on March 26 in Ouagadougou before the return leg is played at Namboole Stadium on March 29.
Miya who was an unused substitute as Leige defeated Club Brugge 2-1 in the Belgian Cup final on Sunday, is keen on finding the back of the net against the West Africans. He is expected to fly to Uganda on Tuesday.
“I feel fit and of course my confidence is high right now after we won the Croky Cup Sunday. My focus is onto the international break and want to do everything possible to make sure that we make Ugandans proud,” explained the high-spirited youngster online.
Miya, who has scored 16 goals for Uganda, netted 13 of them in 2015 including the Africa U-23 Championship qualifiers, international friendlies, Afcon 2017 qualifiers, Cecafa, Chan qualifiers and Chan 2016.
Cranes are top of their group on maximum points, following successive wins over Botswana and Comoros.
Micho’s men underwent day three of non-residential training at Nakivubo World War II Memorial Stadium on Sunday with fifteen players made it for training with 8 foreign based and 7 local based players who have gone camping at Sky Hotel, Naalya.
UGANDA 30-MAN SQUAD
- Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia), James Alitho (Vipers, Uganda), Salim Jamal (El Merreikh, Sudan)
- Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Itihad, Lebanon), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Joseph Nsubuga (Bright Stars, Uganda), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Denis Okot Oola (KCCA, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (SC Villa, Uganda), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Al Shorta, Iraq), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA, Uganda), Bernard Muwanga (Bright Stars, Uganda)
- Midfielders: Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids, US), Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Moses Oloya (Becamex Binh Duong), Yassar Mugerwa (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Tonny Mawejje (Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, Iceland), Ivan Ntege (KCCA, Uganda), William Luwagga Kizito (Feirense, Portugal), Mike Sserumaga (SC Villa, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Farouk Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium)
- Forwards: Geofrey Massa (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Emmanuel Okwi (Sonderjsyke, Denmark), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers, Uganda), Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza (Simba, Tanzania), Ceasar Okhuti (KCCA, Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline, Uganda)