Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has called 23 players for a three-nation tournament due in Niger, West Africa.
Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre has included Danish based winger Moses “Mo” Opondo who features at Vendsyssel Football Club.
“Mo” gets his first call up, three years after he visited the country and confirmed his availability to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President, Eng. Moses Magogo
Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastian Desabre addressed the media Wednesday and named the 23 man squad that will be used for the two international warm up matches coming up between 27th May to 3rd June 2018.
‘The main objective of this training camp is to have the players gel together in preparation for the four AFCON 2019 qualification matches between September and November 2018.’ Desabre noted.
Uganda will face Central African Republic on May 30th before battling the hosts on June 2. The summoned players are expected to depart the country on the 26th May 2018.
“Although the games will not be played during a FIFA international friendly window period, they will help me continue to assess the players as we plan for the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier,” Desabre told URN.
Uganda Cranes kick started the 2019 Afcon qualifying campaign with a vital 1-0 Group L win away to Cape Verde last year. In September they will host Tanzania before facing Lesotho the following month.
Meanwhile, the FUFA Communications manager Ahmed Hussein informed the media about the latest updates concerning the Uganda U-20 national team (The Hippos) ahead of the return leg for the CAF U-20 qualifiers.
The team of 18 players and 6 officials will depart the country on Thursday early morning for Cameroon.
UGANDA CRANES TEAM:
|Denis Onyango||1985||33||Mamelodi Sundowns||South Africa|
|Jamal Salim||1995||23||Al Merreikh||Sudan|
|Denis Iguma||1994||24||Al-Nabi Shayth||Lebanon|
|Bevis Mugabi||1995||23||Yeovil Town||England|
|Geofrey Walusimbi||1990||28||Gor Mahia||Kenya|
|Joseph Ochaya||1993||25||Lusaka Dynamos F.C.||Zambia|
|Hassan Wasswa||1988||30||El Geish||Egypt|
|Khalid Aucho||1993||25||East Bengal||India|
|Luwagga Kizito||1993||25||CSMS Iaşi||Romania|
|AllanKateregga||1994||24||Cape Town||South Africa|
|Faruku Miya||1997||21||Standard Liège||Belgium|
|E.drisa Lubega||1998||20||Floridsdorfer AC||Austria|
SOURCE FUFA MEDIA