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Basena names Uganda Cranes Squad to Egypt for World Cup Qualifier

Uganda Cranes Interim coach Moses Basena has named his final 20 man squad for the trip to Alexandria where they will play Egypt in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier Russia on Tuesday night.

Captain and Goalkeeper Dennis Onyango who made world class saves on Thursday at Namboole as Cranes edged The Pharaohs 1-0 thanks to an Emma Okwi superb goal, will lead his troops.

The squad has three Goalkeepers including Isma Watenga and Benjamin Ochan.

The final squad was released after a training session on Saturday morning at the Mandela National stadium, Namboole

L-R: Goal hero Emmanuel Okwi, Joseph Benson Ochaya and Khalid Aucho wheel off in celebrations at Namboole. Okwi said Cranes will take each game as it comes.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo will also travel with the team to the North African Country for the match.

Final Squad to Egypt that flies out on Sunday morning (4am) aboard Egypt Air;

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (GK), Ismail Watenga, Benjamin Ochan (GK)

Other Squad Members: Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Wasswa Hassan Mawanda, Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi,  Joseph Benson Ochaya, Bernard Muwanga, Ivan Ntege, Muzamiru Mutyaba, William Luwagga Kizito, Milton Karisa, Isaac Muleme and Geoffrey Serunkuma.

FUFA President-Eng. Moses Magogo

L.O.D-Hamid Juma-Executive Committee Member

Technical: Moses Basena, Matia Lule, Fred Kajoba, Ibrahim Sekagya

Medical Team: Dr. Ronald Kisolo, Ivan Ssewanyana (Physiotherapist)

Muyinda Cris-Team Coordinator

Ahmed Hussein-Communications Manager

Abu Zikusooka-102.1 FUFA fm 

Tabu Santos (Northern Region FA Delegate), Deo Mutabazi (Beach Soccer Delegate/Chairman Uganda Beach Soccer Association), Sumaya Kiwanuka (PAP). 

MAIN PHOTO: The entire Starting XI for Uganda Cranes against Egypt at Namboole will be travelling to Alexandria on Sunday morning. 

One Reply to “Basena names Uganda Cranes Squad to Egypt for World Cup Qualifier”

  1. the boys played well but we must notice the change in tactics by the Egyptians in the last 15 minutes. It is the same formation they often use at home…very important..otherwise all the best

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