Luwagga back in Cranes fold ahead of Egypt double header

Luwagga in action for Cranes.

FOOTBALL–Uganda Cranes head coach Moses Basena has announced his World Cup qualifiers squad for Egypt double header with his predecessor’s outcast Willian Luwagga Kizito the notable inclusion.

Basena announced the team of 27 players that he plans to use in the two games giving Luwagga the opportunity to set himself back on the pedestal after the forward uncharacteristically fell out with then coach Milutin Micho Sredejovic during the Africa Cup of Nations tournament and vowed never to play for Cranes again under the Serbian.

Basena and his assistant Fred Kajoba were assistants to Micho during the tournament in Gabon in January but it appears they recognise the player’s worth and have ended his seven-month exile from national team duty.

The other surprise inclusion is former KCCA anchorman Ivan Ntege, who is currently playing in the Botswana top tier for Township Rollers. Ntege last featured for the Cranes at the CHAN 2016 tournament in Rwanda and pintsized midfielder was almost becoming the ‘forgotten man.’

The other players summoned include.

Goal keepers
Denis Onyango ( Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara ( St.George, Ethiopia), Ismail Watenga ( Vipers SC) Benjamin Ochan (KCCA FC)

Nicholas Wadada (Vipers SC), Murushid Juuko, (Simba,Tanzania) Timothy Awany ( KCCA FC), Isaac Muleme ( KCCA FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Joseph Ochaya( Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia ) Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Nejmeh SC, Lebanon) , Denis Iguma ( SC Villa),

Muzamir Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC) Kizito Luwagga (CSM Politehnica Ia?i ,Romania), Ivan Ntege (Township Rollers), Khalid Aucho.

Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA FC), Geoffrey Sserunkuma (Buildcon FC Zambia), Farouk Miya ( Standard Liege Belgium), Emmanuel Okwi ( Simba SC, Tanzania).



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