No KCCA FC player has been included in the provisional Cranes squad summoned by head coach Johnathan McKinstry as Uganda gears up for preparations leading to the 2021 CHAN tournament in Cameroon.
The Kasasiro Boys have been left on the provisional squad because they still have to prepare for the CAF Confederation Cup engagement in which the club faces Rwandan side AS Kigali.
The 28-player squad that was named early on Saturday morning includes some new faces and some returnees to the senior team.
Three players (Aziz Kayondo, Bobosi Byaruhanga and Ivan Bogere) who featured at the U-20 tournament in Arusha, Tanzania have been included, while experienced midfielder Tony Mawejje, defender Murushid Juuko and Vipers’ Muhammad Shaban have also returned to the Cranes fold.
Other new faces on provisional squad include Mohamood Hassan, Eric Ssenjobe and Joseph Semujju.
The players will enter residential training on Sunday 20th, December 2020 ahead of the official training sessions scheduled to start on Monday 21st, December.
The Provisional squad:
Goalkeepers: Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC), Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Tom Ikara (Police FC)
Defenders: Eric Ssenjobe (Police FC), Aziz Kayondo (Vipers FC), Derrick Ndahiro (SC Villa),Paul Willa (Vipers), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Musitafa Mujuzi (Kyetume FC),Patrick Mbowa (URA FC),Murushid Juuko (Express FC), Muhamood Hassan (Police FC)
Midfielders: Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Tonny Mawejje (Police), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers), Karim Watambala (Vipers), Saidi Kyeyune (URA), Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants)
Forwards: Ben Ocen (Police FC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers), Vianney Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants), Joseph Ssemujju (BUL FC), Joackim Ojera (URA), Milton Karisa (Vipers), Stephen Mukwala (URA FC), Mohamed Shaban (Vipers), Ivan Bogere (Proline FC)