By Henry Musabe.
Uganda Cranes Head coach Johnathan McKinstry has named Four KCCA FC players in his final squad for the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2020 Finals to be held in Cameroon from 16th January to 7th February 2021.
The KCCA FC players named include, goal keeper Charles Lukwago, defender Dennis Iguma, midfielder Bright Anukani and forward Brian Ahebwa.
The four players have not been part of the Pre-CHAN mini tournament that started earlier in Cameroon with CAF confederation cup engagement and were knocked out by AS Kigali on Wednesday in Kampala.
Uganda is in Group C alongside defending champions Morocco, neighbours Rwanda and new comers Togo.
McKinstry also confirmed to Fufa.co.ug that, Vipers SC defender Lwaliwa Halid will Captain the team.
The Cranes currently in Yaounde, will play Niger on Thursday 7th January 2021 in the final game of the Pre-CHAN Mini Tournament before travelling to Douala on Friday 8th January 2021, where they will hold another training camp for one week ahead of the group stage matches.
URA FC forward Mukwala has surprisingly been dropped having scored in the warm up match against Zambia.
Wakiso Giants’ Hassan Senyonjo, URA FC right back Ashraf Mandela and BUL Forward Joseph Semujju are other players dropped.
The final 25 man Squad with clubs and shirt numbers in brackets
Goal keepers : Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC, 1), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC, Alionzi Legason Nafian (URA FC, 19), Ikara Tom (Police FC, 20)
Defenders : Hassan Muhamud (Police FC, 2), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC, 3), Mujuzi Musitafa (Kyetume FC, 4), Ssenjobe Eric (Police FC, 5), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC, 12), Willa Paul (Vipers SC, 15), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC, 21), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC, 24)
Midfielders : Mawejje Tonny (Police FC, 6), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC, 8), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC, 14), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC, 16), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC, 22), Watambala Abdu Karim (Vipers SC, 25)
Forwards : Ojera Joackiam (URA FC, 7), Brian Aheebwa (KCCA FC, 9), Ocen Ben (Police FC, 10), Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC, 11), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC, 13), Jagason Muhammad Shaban (Vipers SC, 17), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC, 23)
Uganda’s group stage fixtures at CHAN Finals 2020
Rwanda Vs Uganda -18.01.2021
Uganda Vs Togo – 22.01.2021
Uganda Vs Morocco – 28.01.2021