Cranes Coach Desabre

Uganda Cranes Head coach Sebastien Desabre has named the final 23-man squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt.

Sadam Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United, Sweden), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and Kirizestom Ntambi (Coffee FC, Ethiopia) are the players who have been dropped from the squad while in the camp in Abu Dhabi.

Moses Waiswa sustained a knee injury which automatically ruled him out from the competition.

Denis Onyango is the team captain and will be deputized by Hassan Wasswa Mawanda.

14 of the players who played at AFCON 2017 in Gabon return for the Egypt edition.

The team will play with Ivory Coast in an international friendly game on Saturday, 15th June 2019 before flying to Cairo, Egypt.

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

The final squad consists of three goalkeepers, nine defenders, seven midfielders and four strikers.

Cranes final 23 man Team:

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia)

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Un attached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached)

Midfielders: Mike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda)

Strikers: Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania)