Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has named the final 24-man squad in preparations for the Tanzania Taifa Stars clash in the second game of the 2019 AFCON qualifiers at Mandela National Stadium on Saturday, September 8 2018.
The team trained today morning at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo for close to two hours and will continue the residential camp in the evening at Jokas Hotel, Kireka.
Sudan based goalkeeper Salim Jamal, Godfrey Walusimbi and Edrisa Lubega are the new faces that joined the national team in today’s training.
More foreign based players are expected in the country and shall attend the training on Tuesday at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Captain Denis Onyango, Derrick Nsibambi, William Luwagga Kizito, Allan Kateregga, Yunus Sentamu, Moses Opondo and Faruku Miya are all expected to join the camp soon.
Uganda Cranes lead group L with three points following the 1-0 away win registered over Cape Verde Islands in the first game. Geoffrey Sserunkuuma scored the only goal.
Tanzania and Lesotho both share a point having played to a one all draw in their opening group game. Lesotho will host Cape Verde in the other group game on September 6.
The 2019 AFCON tournament will be hosted in Cameroon. The competition will be held in June and July 2019 to move it from January/February for the first time. It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Jamal Salim, Charles Lukwago.
Defenders: Denis Iguma, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Muleme, Murushid Juuko, Denis Timothy Awanyi, Hassan Wasswa.
Midfielders: Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Tadeo Lwanga, William Luwagga Kizito, Joseph Ochaya, Moses Opondo, Allan Kateregga, Khalid Aucho, Faruku Miya, Moses Waiswa.
Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Yunus Sentamu, Edrisa Lubega, Derrick Nsibambi, Patrick Henry Kaddu.
AFCON Qualifier 2019 Group L
Uganda Vs Tanzania
8th September 2018
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4pm)