Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has named a provisional team of 34 players to start preparations for the Total 2020 Championship of African Nations (Chan) Tournament.
Flanked by the FUFA Communications Director, Ahmed Hussein, McKinstry also released the detailed training programme that will involve a three nation tournament (Mali and Zambia have already confirmed).
This tournament will take place 17th -21st March 2020 in Kampala. Virtually three thirds of the team that won the 2020 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala has been maintained.
“There is a balance in the team. We have defensive resilience and options in attack. We can do better than at the previous Chan tournament. We have enough fire power in the squad. We want to do better. The target is first to move beyond group stages then, who knows we shall progress beyond. We have planned a three nation trial tournament in late March 2020 where already Mali and Zambia have confirmed” McKinstry stated.
The team training sessions will be conducted at GEMS Cambridge School in Butabika. The team will assemble on 1st March 2020.
34 Man Uganda Cranes Provisional Team:
Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume), Nafian Alionzi (URA), Saidi Keni (SC Villa), Edwin Kiwanuka Bbule (Bright Stars)
Defenders: Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), Derrick Ndahiiro (SC Villa), Herbert Achai (KCCA), Paul Willa (Vipers), Ashraf Mandela (URA), Geofrey Wasswa (Vipers), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Paul Patrick Mbowa (URA), John Revita (KCCA), Samuel Kato (KCCA), Musitafa Mujjuzi (Proline)
Midfielders: Shafik Kagimu (URA), Saidi Kyeyune (URA), Bright Anukani (Proline), Paul Mucureezi (Vipers), Mike Mutyaba (KCCA), Abdul Karim Watambala (Vipers), Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants), David Owori (SC Villa), Ibrahim Orit (Mbarara City), Julius Poloto (KCCA)
Forwards: Samson Kigozi (Police), Viani Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants), Milton Karisa (Vipers), Joackim Ojera (URA), Fahad Bayo (Vipers), Steven Mukwala (Maroons), Crowmwell Rwothomio (URA), Brian Aheebwa (Mbarara City)