The Uganda Cranes Head coach Sebastien Desabre has summoned a 33 man Squad for the AFCON Qualifier match between Uganda and Lesotho to be played on 13th October, 2018 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.
Among the 33 man squad, are new comers who seem to be surprises to the nation mainly football fanatics.
Among them include, Mustafa Kizza, Allan Okello, Julius Poloto (KCCA) Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline) Bashir Asiku(Vipper fc) among others. The new entrants, start to give signal to the nation that the coach is now building his own team and moving away from the former coach Lazlo Zaba’s team
The Squad has 16 foreign based players and the rest are stars from the Uganda Premier League with some coming from the National U-20 team.
Local based players will start training on 5th October before the rest of the squad joins three days later for the residential camp ahead of the back to back ties against Lesotho to be played in a space of four days.
The final squad of 24 players for the residential camp will be named by the head coach on 7th October, 2018.
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC).
Rest of the Squad: Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS), Murushid Juuko (Simba SC), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC), Bashir Asiku (Vipers SC), Musitafah Kizza (KCCA FC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Bernard Muwanga (KCCA FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamo), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish), Khalid Aucho(Church Hill Brothers, India), Ibrahim Saddam Juma (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City), Faruku Miya (Gorica ), Ambrose Kirya (Sc Villa), Allan Okello (KCA FC), Julius Poloto (KCCA FC), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc), Milton Karisa( MC Oujda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Emma Okwi (Simba SC), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC), Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars FC)
The coach will then have to drop some at a later stage to have a final squad that will face off with Lesotho in October this year.