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2017 AFCON Finals: Micho names provisional 40 man squad

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has released a 40 man squad for preparations ahead of the 2017 AFCON Finals in Gabon.

The details of the preparations will be released later by the Uganda Cranes technical team.

‘We have announced squad of 40 players -5 goalkeepers, 12 defenders, 15 midfielders and 8 strikers that will compete for 23 places to Gabon. The final group will represent Uganda after 39 years of absence from the AFCON Finals’ said Micho

‘We selected a blend of experience and youth who are the future of Ugandan football where. No body will be gifted and awarded place as from now on the counter is on zero where all 40 players are in healthy competition to earn and deserve to be in the final 23’ added the Serbian coach.

Here is the squad

Goal Keepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundown, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George FC, Ethiopia), Jamal Salim (El Merriekk, Sudan), Isma Watenga (Vipers SC, Uganda), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA FC, Uganda)

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Isma Watenga (L) is one of the 5 goalkeepers summoned by Micho.

Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Östersunds FK, Sweden), Denis  Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Joseph Nsubuga (SC Villa Jogoo, Uganda), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers SC, Uganda), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Shafiq Batambuze (Tusker FC, Kenya), Murushid Juuko (Simba FC, Tanzania), Isaac Isinde (St George FC, Ethiopia), Timothy  Awany (KCCA FC, Uganda), Richard Kassaga Jjuuko (URA FC, Uganda), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Rashid Toha (Onduparaka FC, Uganda)

 

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Ochaya (R) is in the squad while Brian Umony will painfully miss the tournament due to injury. Umony scored the 2nd goal of the 2017 AFCON campaign against Botswana at Namboole.

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Baroka, South Africa), Tonny Mawejje (Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, Iceland), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Vipers SC, Uganda), Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids, USA), Geoffrey Kizito (Than Quảng Ninh, Vietnam), Kizito Keziron (Vipers SC, Uganda), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC, Uganda), Yassar Mugerwa (St George FC, Ethiopia), Saddam Juma (Express FC, Uganda), Moses Oloya (Kuban Kransnodor, Russia), William Kizito Luwagga (Rio Ave, Portugal), Godfrey ‘Jajja Walu’ Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Paul Mucurezi (KCCA, Uganda), Martin Kiiza (SC Villa, Uganda) and Abdulmalick Vitalis Tabu (SC Villa, Uganda)

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Luwagga with the ball against Togo in a friendly match.

 

Strikers: Faruku Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium), Geoffrey Massa (Baroka, South Africa), Geoffrey Sserunkuma (KCCA, Uganda), Mohammed Shaban (Onduparaka FC, Uganda), Yunus Sentamu (Ilves, Finland), Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline FC, Uganda), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers SC, Uganda)

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The historic Captain Geoffrey Massa is in the squad. He led Uganda Cranes to the dreamland after 39 years.

MAIN PHOTO: The Historic Micho who led Uganda Cranes to AFCON finals for the first time in 39 years.

 

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