Uganda vs Kampala region Select XI
International friendly: Uganda vs Zambia
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualfier-Africa Zone: Uganda vs Congo Brazzaville
Uganda coach Sredejovic ‘Micho’ Milutin has named a Cranes squad to prepare to face Zambia in a friendly on November 8 and for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifier against Congo Brazzaville on November 12.
Nineteen foreign based players who will later be joined by eleven local based players will make a total of 30 to prepare for the two encounters.
While speaking at the FUFA weekly press conference in Mengo on Wednesday, Micho said that the 11 local based players will be selected from the the 22 who will feature for the Uganda Cranes in the Kampala region tour on Saturday at the Mutesa II Memorial Stadium in Wankulukuku.
Micho, who was flanked by the assistant coach Moses Basena , FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein and the sponsors Airtel Uganda and Nile Breweries Limited representative Bobkins Kibirige, said he is giving players two chances to prove their worth.
“We have summoned 19 professionals and 22 locally based players all of whom have equal chances to fight for the places on the final team against Congo Brazzaville. First we have a match against the Kampala regional team at Wankulukuku on Saturday, then the Zambian friendly match,” Micho said.
The team started training on Wednesday with a test match.
Uganda started their World Cup campaign by holding Ghana to a goalless draw away last month.
List of the foreign based players
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Salim Jamal Magola
Defenders: Denis Iguma, Walusimbi Godffrey, Isaac Isinde, Murshid Juuko, Ronald Mukiibi, Mike Azira
Midfielders: Shafic Batambuze,Godffrey Baba Kizito, Tonny Mawejje, Yassar Mugerwa, Moses Oloya,Khalid Aucho
Strikers: Faruku Miya, Yunus Sentamu, William Kizito Luwagga and Geoffrey Massa
The 22 Local Based players
Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan, Ismail Watenga
Defenders: Nicholas Wadada, Denis Okot , Joseph Nsubuga, Hassan Wasswa, Joseph Ochaya, Kasagga Richard , Awanyi Timoth , Halid Lwaliwa
Midfileders: Muzamil Mutyaba, Kizito Keziron, Sadam Juma, Shafic Kajimu,Lwesibawa Godffrey, Kayiwa Allan, Vitalis Tabu Abdul Malik,
Strikers: Muhammad Shaban, Geoffrey Serunkuma, Edrisa Lubega, Erisa Sekisambu, Derrick Nsibambi.