MENGO – Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has announced a 20-man squad ahead of the double header against South Sudan in the Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers qualifiers.
Uganda is slated to host South Sudan on March 28 before travelling away to them in Khartoum for the second game, the following week.
The squad that was announced on Thursday afternoon consists of just 20 players.
However, It is understood that five more players (all local-based) will join up with the team to take the tally to 25.
Among the 20 that were announced, three are potential debutants, all playing in the United Kingdom.
The three include Elvis Okello Bwomono who plies his trade with South End FC, Jayden Onen and Karl Anthony Uchechukwu Mubiru Ikpeazu who play for Brentford(England) and Heart of Midlothian(Scotland) respectively.
The squad features only two goal keepers-Denis Onyango and Salim Jamal with KCCA FC captain Charles Lukwago expected to join them later.
Uganda is in group B alongside Burkina Faso, South Sudan and Malawi.
They are currently leading the standings with four points after drawing away to Burkina Faso and defeating Malawi 2-0 in Namboole.
The Full summoned Squad
Dennis Masinde Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Salim Jamal Magoola (Al Hilal, Sudan)
Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Elvis Okello Bwomono(South End, England), Joseph Benson Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Ronald Mukiibi( Östersunds FK Sweden) , Timothy Awany ( F.C. Ashdod, Israel), Brevis Mugabi (Motherwell FC, Scotland)
Mike Azira(Chicago Fire, US) , Jayden Onen (Brentford B, England), Taddeo Lwanga(Tanta FC, Egypt), Aucho Khalid ( Misr Lel Makkasa SC), Allan Okello (Paradou AC, Algeria), Moses Waiswa (Super Sport United FC, South Africa)
Emmanuel Arnold Okwi(Al Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids FC, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Alexis Bakka (UMEA FC), Sweden, Karl Anthony Uchechukwu Mubiru Ikpeazu(Heart of Midlothian FC)