Five foreign based Uganda Cranes players report for national duty

A couple of Uganda Cranes foreign based players are in the country in preparation for the international friendly matches lined up.

Yeovil Town defender Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi arrived on Monday afternoon to join St George’s goalkeeper Robert Odongkara who did not return to Addis Ababa after the Ethiopian club played with KCCA on Saturday in the CAF Champions League.

Al Ahed right back Dennis Iguma is also in the country. The latest arrivals are; Buildcon forwards Fahad Bayo and Hood Kaweesa who arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday morning from Zambia via Nairobi, Kenya.

There are five local based players on the team; Timothy Awany and Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA), Tadeo Lwanga and Milton Karisa (Vipers) as well as Masavu’s Abraham Ndugwa.

The players will check in at Ivy’s Hotel in Wakaliga by noon on Tuesday before the first training session in the evening at 4 pm.

FUFA has already confirmed a match against Malawi on 28th March 2018 with a potential build up with Syechelles on 24th March 2018.

Full Uganda Cranes Team Summoned:

  • Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango – team captain (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Jamal Salim (El Merriekh, Sudan)
  • Right Backs: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers, Uganda), Denis Iguma (Al-Ahed SC, Lebanon)
  • Left Backs: Alex Kakuba (C.D. Feirense on loan from Estoril Praia, Portugal), Godfrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia)
  • Central Defenders: Bevis Kristofer Kizito Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Isaac Isinde (Unattached), Timothy Dennis Awany (KCCA, Uganda)
  • Defensive midfielders: Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El-Geish, Egypt), Khalid Aucho (East Bengal, India), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Than Quảng Ninh, Vietnam), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers, Uganda)
  • Offensive midfielders: William Luwagga Kizito (CSM Politehnica Lași, Romania) Abraham Ndugwa (Masavu, Uganda), Milton Karisa (Vipers, Uganda)
  • Forwards: Emmanuel Okwi (Simba, Tanzania), Yunus ‘Manucho’ Sentamu (Tirana, Albania), Hood Kawesa (Buildcon, Zambia), Fahad Bayo (Buildcon, Zambia), Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA, Uganda)

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