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AFCON 2017: Uganda Cranes’ final 18 for Comoros named

AFCON 2017: Uganda Cranes’ final 18 for Comoros named

Uganda Cranes held their last training on Wednesday, September 2 evening at the FUFA technical center, Njeru. Head Coach Milutin Sredojevic used the opportunity to trim the initial 23 man squad to the final 18 for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier away to Comoros on Saturday 5.

Those who made the final cut includes KCCA left full back Joseph Ochaya, Gor Mahia duo of Khalid Aucho and Godfrey Walusimbi. Tonny Mawejje who made a return to the team after along break also made the squad.

The team will be accompanied by nine officials headed by FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo – they depart Kampala via Nairobi aboard Kenya Airways flight this morning at 10AM for Moroni,Comoros.

The match will be staged at the Mitsamiouli Stadium, 40KM north of Moroni.

The Final 18:

Goal Keepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sun Downs, South Africa) and Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia).

Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Richard Kasagga Jjuuko (URA, Uganda), Isaac Isinde (St George)

Midfielders: Yasser Mugerwa (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Farouk Miya (Vipers, Uganda), William Luwagga Kizito (Rio Avio, Portugal), Tonny Mawejje (Thróttur Reykjavík, Iceland), Ivan Ntege (KCCA, Uganda) and Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA, Uganda),
Strikers: Geofrey Massa (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Brian Umony (St George, Ethiopia), Yunus Sentamu (Club Sportif Sfaxien, Tunisia)

Travelling Officials: Eng. Moses Magogo, Milutin Sredojevic, Moses Basena, Fred Kajoba, Ronald Kisolo, Ivan Ssewanyana, Farid Mpagi, Chris Muyinda, Lawrence Bwanika.

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