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Desabre names team for CHAN tournament

Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre (left) with his technical team of Fred Kajoba and Matia Lule shortly before their departure. Courtesy photo.

FOOTBALL–The Uganda National team coach Sebastian Desabre has named a 25-man squad that will travel to Morocco for the upcoming CHAN tournament.

After initially dropping 14 players from the summoned 41 that reported for the first training sessions, the French man dropped two more players Wednesday morning to remain with 25.

The two players who have been dropped are SC Villa’s Godfrey Lwesibawa and Proline striker Daniel Insiagi who were both hoping to make their competitive debuts for the Cranes.

Asked how he has managed to select the players, Desabre emphasized that his coaching staff have been instrumental in the whole process.

“It is good that i am getting to know the players by face and name,” said Desabre.

“My staff are helping me here and there especially when in comes to the players because they know the players more and have worked with them before,” he added.

About the upcoming tournament, the former Ismaily coach had this to say.

“We are very focused on the first game in the tournament. The teams we are going to play I the group are all strong but am focused on my team because we want to win all games. Our goal is to first get out of the group stage and then we can see what happens,” he said.

About the team leaving ten days prior to the tournament, Desabre highlighted on the team plans.

“We have two friendly games to play so we had to leave early and prepare a little bit better,” he said.

The Uganda National team departed Wednesday at 3:00pm for Morocco. The tournament starts on the 12th of this month and ends on the 4th of February.

The 25 players

Goalkeepers:
Ochan Benjamin, Ismael Watenga, Saidi Keni

Defenders:
Nicholas Wadada, Joseph Nsubuga, Timothy Awany, Bernard Muwanga, Mustapha Mujjuzi, Aggrey Madoi, Isaac Muleme, Mustapha Kizza

Midfielders:
Milton Karisa, Paul Mucurezi, Allan Kyambadde, Seif Batte, Rahmat Senfuka, Abubaker Kasule, Tadeo Lwanga, Moses Waisswa, Saddam Juma, Muzamil Mutyaba, Tom Masiko

Strikers:
Shaban Muhammad, Derrick Nsibambi , Nelson Senkatuka.

Uganda Cranes CHAN Fixtures 

  • Uganda Vs Zambia – 14th January 2018 (Marrakech)
  • Uganda Vs Namibia – 18th January 2018 (Marrakech)
  • Uganda Vs Ivory Coast – 22nd January 2018 (Marrakech)

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