McKinstry (R) in the press conference

Uganda Cranes Head Coach Jonathan McKinstry has named the provisional squad to face Burkina Faso (away) and Malawi at home against on the 13th and 17th of November 2019 respectively in the 2021 Afcon qualifiers.

McKinstry addressed the media during the weekly press conference at FUFA House on Wednesday, 30th October 2019.

He was joined by the Acting Fufa President Justus Mugisha and the first vice president Darius Mugoye.

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McKinstry also released the training program before the team will depart for Burkina Faso using a chartered flight aboard Uganda Airlines.

The summoned squad has three goalkeepers, nine defenders, six midfielders and seven strikers.

Five of the summoned players are locally based; Charles Lukwago, Nicholas Kasozi and Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa and Bayo Fahad (Vipers).

Mugisha confirmed the entire backroom staff for McKinstry that has Abdallah Mubiru and Livingstone Mbabazi as the first and second assistants respectively.

Fred Kajoba has been maintained as the goalkeeping coach, Ayub Balyejusa is the equipment manager while Geoffrey Massa is the team coordinator.

The early bird tickets for the home game on 17th November 2019 will go to the market on 2nd November 2019.

The full training programme will be released by Fufa in due course.

Summoned squad:

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (Horoya AC, Guinea), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda)

Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Murushid Jjuuko (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Midfielders: Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Tadeo Lwanga (Tanta, Egypt), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt)

Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkane, Morocco), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Vipers, Uganda), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karaganda, Kazahstan)