The Uganda Cranes have been confirmed as part of a mini tournament that will be played in March.
The tournament will feature three nations as they prepare for the 2020 CHAN.
Zambia and Mali are the other nations that will feature in the five day tournament that will be hosted from 17th to 21st of March at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.
All teams will be hoping to take shape before they head to Cameroon to take part in the 6th CHAN edition.
Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry summoned a provisional team of 34 players that will enter camp on Sunday, 1st March 2020.
He believes the tournament will give Uganda good test before the final tournament in Cameroon.
“I believe this tournament will help us to gauge our standards, noted the North Irishman.
“We hope to gain a lot from the games against Mali and Zambia.
“Mali is one of the teams with a good squad, they have hugely invested in youth football.
“Zambia is another good team and the fact that they are under coach Milutin Sredojevic, they will definitely give us a good test.”
Training will officially start on Monday, 2nd March 2020 at GEMS Cambridge International School in Butabika.
At CHAN 2020, Uganda is in group C alongside Rwanda, Morocco and Togo.
The Mini-Tourney fixtures
17th March 2020
-Uganda vs Zambia
19th March 2020
-Zambia vs Mali
21st March 2020
-Uganda vs Mali
Full Provisional Squad
Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC), Saidi Keni (SC Villa), Alionzi, Edwin Kiwanuka
Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), John Revita (KCCA FC), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Paul Patrick Mbowa (URA FC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), Geoffrey Wasswa (Vipers SC), Derrick Ndahiro (SC Villa), Disan Galiwango (Express FC), Herbert Achai (KCCA FC), Samuel Kato (KCCA FC), Mustafa Mujjuzi (Proline FC)
Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (URA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Paul Mucureezi (Vipers SC), Mike Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Joackim Ojera (URA FC), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Hassan Ssenyonjo(Wakiso Giants FC), David Owori(SC Villa), Julius Poloto(KCCA FC), Ibrahim Orit (Mbarara City FC)
Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC), Steven Mukwala (Maroons FC), Viane Ssekajugo(Wakiso Giants FC), Cromwell Rwothomio(URA FC), Brian Aheebwa (Mbarara City FC)