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Sserunkuma, Ssekajugo summoned for Cranes duty

Sserunkuma has been away from the senior team for a while now (file photo)

2019 AFCON Qualifiers-Group L

-Uganda vs Cape Verde

Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

Saturday, 17-11-2018 @04:00pm

Friendly match: 

-Nigeria vs Uganda

Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba

Tuesday, 20-11-2018

MENGO – Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has summoned a squad of 30 players for the upcoming Group L 2019 AFCON qualifier against Cape Verde.

The match that will be played on the 17th of next month in Namboole will be Uganda’s fifth in Group L as they attempt to make it to the AFCON finals in Cameroon.

Despite being suspended for the clash, Tanzanian based, Emmanuel Okwi is part of the team that will also take on West African giants-Nigeria in an international friendly three day after the Cape Verde game.

Emmanuel Okwi (left) is suspended for the Cape Verde game (file photo)

Okwi wa shown his second booking of the competition late on in the victory over Lesotho in Maseru.

Last season’s Uganda Premier League top scorer, Daniel Sserunkuma who has been out of the team for a while now has been included after starting the current campaign with three goals.

After a while on many media personalities’ lips, Onduparaka’s explosive forward-Vianne Ssekajugo has also made the list along with SC Villa Captain Ambrose Kirya and Vipers’ left-back Yayo Lutimba.

The squad has 14 local and 16 foreign based players who will start non residential training on the 9th of November.

According to FUFA Communications Manager, Ahmed Hussein, the foreign based players summoned will join camp as per FIFA stipulated international break rules.

The Uganda Cranes currently top Group L with 10 points from four games having defeated Lesotho twice, Cape Verde away from home and a goalless draw with Tanzania.

Uganda needs just a point from their remaining two Group fixtures to return to the AFCOn finals for the second edition rolling.

Uganda Cranes Squad that has been summoned:

Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS), Murushid Juuko (Simba SC), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood), Bernard Muwanga (KCCA FC), Yayo Kato Lutimba (Vipers SC), 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), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Dan Serunkuma (Vipers SC), Vianne Sekajugo (Onduparaka FC), Emma Okwi (Simba SC), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC)

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