Team in training

The Uganda Cranes’ players entered the camp to start preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday with a preliminary squad of 19 players at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, Kampala.

The residential camp will take a fortnight in which period two practice games will be played on Thursday 23rd May against the COSAFA bound Cranes and the second one on the 25th May 2019 with a team yet to be known at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The list of 26 players will be named on 21st May 2019 (including foreign-based players) for the Abu Dhabhi camp from which 23 players will make the final Squad to Egypt for the AFCON Finals.

The team shall play two friendly matches against an unnamed opponent on 9th June 2019 and then with Ivory Coast on 15th June 2019 before flying to Cairo.

Uganda are in Group A alongside the hosts Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe.

Cranes will open their campaign on 22/6/2019 against Democratic Republic of Congo, followed by Zimbabwe on 26/6/2019 and take on Egypt on 30/6/2019.

Players who have reported to Camp

Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), James Alitho (URA FC),

Defenders: Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town FC), Disan Galiwango (Express FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Unattached), Awanyi Timothy (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Mujuzi Mustafa (Proline FC)

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Churchill Brothers), Hassan Wasswa (unattached), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC)

Forwards: Daniel Isiagi (Al Nassr FC- Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Juma Balinya (Police FC), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC), Dan Mzee Sserunkuma (Vipers).