2021 AFCON qualifiers
-Uganda vs South Sudan
St. Mary’s Kitende, Uganda
Thursday, 12-11-2020 @4pm
-South Sudan vs Uganda
Nyayo Stadium, Kenya
Monday, 16-11-2020 @4pm
Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango has on Monday, morning arrived ahead of the upcoming AFCON qualifiers.
Onyango becomes the latest foreign based player to jet in as the Cranes continue preparations for the two games against South Sudan.
His arrival takes the tally of players-in camp to 15, including both the foreign and local based.
All of the seven local-based players including Charles Lukwago, Disan Galiwango, Halid Lwaliwa, Karim Watambala, Shafik Kagimu, Brian Aheebwa and Patrick Mbowa have all been training since the team entered camp.
The foreign players that arrived earlier, include Derrick Nsibambi, Salim Jamal, Allan Kyambadde, Khalid Aucho, Nicholas Wadada, Emmanuel Okwi and Mike Azira. However, only Nsibambi and Jamal have been able to train with the team.
The rest along with Onyango are expected to feature in their first training on Monday afternoon.
Monday’s session will take place at the St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende, the venue for the first game.
Uganda will host the first game on Thursday before travelling to Kenya for the second game on Monday, November 14.
Currently, the Cranes lead group B with four points from their opening two games while South Sudan are rooted at the bottom having lost both of their opening games.
The 20 foreign based players that were summoned
Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal, Sudan)
Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo), Alex Kakuba (CD Cova, Portugal), Elvis Bwomono (Southend, England)
Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt) Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Allan Okello (Paradou, Algeria)
Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt)
Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Vipers, Uganda), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazahstan), Uche Ikpeazu (Wycombe, England), Edirisa Lubega (Paide Linnameeskond, Estonia)
The local based Squad
Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC)
Galiwango Dissan (Vipers SC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC), Mbowa Patrick ( URA FC)
Kagimu Shafiq (URA FC), Watambala Karim (Vipers SC)