Moussa Doumbia of Mali challenged by Denis Iguma of Uganda during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Uganda and Mali at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 25 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Uganda Cranes versatile player Denis Iguma has been ruled out of the team’s last Afcon qualifier game against Tanzania Taifa Stars with a twisted knee.

Iguma, who plays professional football for Kazma FC in Kuwait, was among the 15 foreign based players that were called up by national team head coach Sebastien Desabre.

He has been replaced with Kirizestom Ntambi of Ethiopian side Coffee FC.

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Nine other stars from the 31 called up locally based players will join the foreign based players in a local camp in Cairo, Egypt from 18th-22nd March 2019.

Uganda is among the fourteen nations to have already secured a place at the 2019 Afcon while Tanzania will need to win and hope Lesotho falter against Cape Verde in the other Group L stage match.

The match will be on Sunday, 24th March 2019 at the Benjamin Mkapa National stadium.

The 15 foreign based players Summoned for camp in Cairo, Egypt: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilah Omdruman, Sudan), Robert Odongkara ( Adama City FC, Ethiopia), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Kirizestom Ntambi (Coffee FC), Nicolas Wadada Azam FC, Tanzania), Herbert Bockhorn Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Moses Opondo (VendsysselFF, Denmark), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Edris Lubega (SV Reid, Austria), Emma Okwi (Simba-Tanzania), Karisa Milton (MC Oujda, Morocco), Muhammad Shaban (Raja Casablanca, Morocco).

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