Some of the locally-based players expected to take part in CHAN 2018

With Uganda’s hopes for qualifying for the 2018 World Cup buried, the team may decide to give a chance to the local based players in their last World Cup qualification match against Congo Brazzaville.

Sources indicate Cranes interim coach Moses Basena may give opportunity to the local based players as he aims to help them build confidence ahead of the 2018 CHAN tournament.

Only two local-based players started in the goalless draw against Ghana on Saturday, Derrick Nsibambi and Nicolas Wadada. Muzamiru Mutyaba later replaced Farouk Miya in the 60th minute.

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The Cranes consisting more locally-based players than foreign-based players is scheduled to travel to Brazzaville on 6 November and according to officials, the match will help Uganda’s CHAN team (which consists of Azam Uganda Premier League players) get exposure to international matches before their friendly matches.

The 16-team tournament for locally-based players only is scheduled to take place between January 12 and February 4 2018.

Kenya was stripped of hosting rights for CHAN 2018 last month and CAF is yet to decide the country to host the tournament.

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