The Cranes squad

Interim Uganda Cranes coach Moses Basena has released a 32-man squad from which he will select the final team to travel to Congo Brazzaville for the final game of their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification campaign.

The squad is mainly dominated by players featuring in the Azam Uganda Premier League (home-based players), with only 8 foreign based stars on the list.

Captain Denis Onyango, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Denis Iguma, Murushid Jjuko, Hassan Wasswa, Emmanuel Okwi and Geoffrey Serunkuma are the foreign-based players named.

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“We shall use the match to fine tune players for forthcoming international fixtures for the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, CHAN in Morocco and the 2019 Nations Cup Qualifiers. The door is not closed for other players” said Basena.

Cranes travel to Congo Brazzaville on November 12 to complete their Group E matches matches on the same day Ghana will be hosting the World Cup bound Egyptian Pharaohs.

“We want to finish on a high in this campaign as positive results create a good attitude from the players and within the camp” Basena told the Fufa website.

The training programme for preparations will be released before the end of this week.

There are five groups of four teams for the African qualification, and Egypt and Nigeria have already qualified. Only one team qualifies from each group.

The Squad:

Goalkeepers; Denis Onyango, Isma Watenga, Ochan Benjamin, Ikara Thomas

Outfield palyers:  Wadada Nicholas, Nsubuga Joseph, Muleme Isaac, Walusimbi Godfrey, Iguma Denis, Isaac Isinde, Jjuko Murushid, Kabugo Savio, Kiyemba Ibrahim, Awanyi Timothy, Muwanga Bernard, Hassan Wasswa, Masiko Tom, Shafiq Kagimu, Gardinho Ghadafi, Mutyaba Muzamiru, Mucuurezi Paul, Waisswa Moses, Owori David, Kyambadde Allan, Mugisa Albert, Kaweesa Hood, Ddumba Sadala, Okwi Emmanuel, Serunkuma Geofrey, Senkatuka Nelson, Karisa Milton, Nsibambi Derick.

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