A thirty three (33) man delegation of Uganda Cranes of which 20 are players has departed for Addis Ababa in Ethiopia ahead of the friendly game.
They are expected to play an international build up on Sunday, 29th August 2021, in preparation for the clash against Kenya clash in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 group E qualifier on 2nd September 2021.
Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic confirmed the list of players, majorly from the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
Team captain Emmanuel Arnold Okwi leads the team to Ethiopia with Egyptian based winger Abdu Lumala also named in the squad having arrived in Uganda on Wednesday afternoon and joined camp immediately.
“We have prepared well since day one of training. The response of the players has been top notch and we are ready to give our best,” Okwi disclosed after the team’s last training at the African Bible University of Uganda play ground in Lubowa on Wednesday evening.
The players who have been dropped from the provisional squad are; Patrick Kaddu, Alionzi Nafian, Simon Tamale, Paul Willa, Eric Ssenjobe, Arthur Kiggundu, Hassan Muhamud, Gift Ali, Nicholas Kasozi, Muzamir Mutyaba and Jude Ssemugabi.
While in Ethiopia, more players will join the camp. Khalid Aucho and Taddeo Lwanga who ply their trade in Tanzania will will join the camp today.
Players: Charles Lukwago, Joel Mutakubwa, Enock Walusimbi, Innocent Esimu Wafula, Abdu Aziizi Kayondo, Halidi Lwaliwa, Murushid Juuko, Gavin Mugweri Kizito, Kenneth Ssemakula, Denis Iguma, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, Ibrahim Orit, Milton Karisa, Steven Dese Mukwala, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Captain), Richard Basangwa, Yunus Junior Sentamu, Abdu Lumala, Martin Kizza.