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Cranes midfielder Khalid Aucho recalled for national duty

Khalid Aucho. File Photo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes midfielder Khalid Aucho has been recalled to the Cranes team for the World Cup qualifiers.

The midfielder joined the Cranes camp in Ethiopia with Tadeo Lwanga and Joseph Ochaya.

Aucho was in March dismissed from the team camp ahead of the AFCON qualifiers after failing to adhere to the National team’s code of conduct. Since then, he had never featured for the Cranes.

In a statement released by FUFA, Aucho refused to board the official means of transport organized to pick him from Entebbe International Airport to the team camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel-Kisaasi.

Aucho joined the National team in 2013 and is one of the most capped players on the National team with over 53 caps. He has also played two consecutive AFCON finals of 2017 and 2019.

The Cranes squad of 20 players left Uganda on Thursday for Ethiopia for a build-up game against the Ethiopia National team ahead of their two World Cup qualifying games against Kenya and Mali respectively.

Uganda is in Group E alongside Kenya, Rwanda and Mali. Uganda’s first game will be against Kenya on September 2 in Nairobi. Four days later, Uganda will host Mali at the St. Mary’s stadium, Kitende.

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