Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has named his 25 man final Squad to enter residential camp ahead of the decisive 2019 AFCON Qualifier with Cape Verde on Saturday 17th November 2018.
Emmanuel Okwi, who will be suspended for the Cape Verde game due to accumulation of yellow cards, has been named in the squad. He will be in contention to face West African giants Nigeria in the international friendly on November 20th.
Cranes defeated their junior counterparts Uganda U23 (Kobs) in a practice match played at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo on Sunday. The Kobs team is preparing for the AFCON U23 Qualifiers against South Sudan to be played on 14th November (Lugogo) and 20th November (away in Juba). Okwi and Vianne Sekajugo netted the goals.
The match will be officiated by Tunisian officials. Youssef Essrayri will be the center referee, while his assistants will be Yamen Malloulchi and Jridi Faouzi as the first and second respectively.
Cranes are top of Group L with ten points and need just one point from the remaining two fixtures to make back to back appearance at the AFCON Finals for the first time.
Uganda’s last game in group L will be away against Tanzania.
Cameroon (hosts), Senegal, Madagascar, Tunisia and Egypt are the only five countries to confirm their places at the tournament.
The 2019 AFCON tournament will be the first to host 24 teams. The competition will be held in June and July 2019 in Cameroon.
The final 25 man squad:
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC)
Outfield players: Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS), Murushid Juuko (Simba SC), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish), Khalid Aucho(Church Hill Brothers, India), Ibrahim Saddam Juma (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City), Faruku Miya (Gorica ), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Emma Okwi (Simba SC), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha) and Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC).
Total AFCON Cameroon 2019 Qualifier
Saturday 17th November 2018
Uganda Vs Cape Verde
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4pm)