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AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Local based players to join 20 man Cranes Squad summoned for double header against South Sudan

Uganda Cranes Head Coach Johnathan McKinstry has named a 20 man squad of foreign based players for the two AFCON 2021 Qualifiers against South Sudan to be played between 9th and 17th November 2020.

The announcement of the squad was made during the Press conference held on Thursday morning at FUFA House in Mengo. Mckinstry was flanked at the press conference by his 1st Assistant coach Abdallah Mubiru.

Mckinstry was flanked at the press conference by his 1st Assistant coach Abdallah Mubiru.

In addition to this list of foreign based players, a further selection of Uganda Premier League players will be added to the final squad following further assessment of their current preparedness by the national team technical staff.

The 20 man Squad summoned.

Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Magoola Jamal Salim (Al Hilal Omdruman, Sudan)

Denis Onyango, the team captain passes the ball in training.
Goalkeeper Salim Jamal and striker Edrisa Lubega at Lugogo

Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo), Alex Kakuba (CD Cova Piedade, Portugal), Elvis Bwomono (Southend United, England)

Left fullback Joseph Ochaya races to the ball

Midfielders: Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Allan Okello (Paradou, Algeria)

Fahad Bayo and Allan Okello lauching an attack in the game against Burundi in the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2019. Both players are in the Sqaud.

Forwards: Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Alexis Bbakka (UMEA, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), William Kizito Luwagga (Hapoel, Israel), Uche Ikpeazu (Wycombe Wanderers, England), Edirisa Lubega (Paide Linnameeskond, Estonia)

Uche Mubiru(R) with his new manager at Wycombe Wanderers, Gareth Ainsworth

Media in attendance at the Press Conference

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Cranes Head Coach Johnathan McKinstry during the press conference in Mengo announcing the Squad

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