Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has announced the 34-man provisional squad to start preparations for the CHAN tourney to be held in Cameroon from April 4-25, 2020.
The announcement was made during the press conference held at FUFA House, Mengo.
Busoga United’s David Bagoole misses out while Saidi Kyeyune has made the list after tremendous performance in the league.
KCCA FC Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago has been included despite injury concerns. Gift Ali has been ignored but Julius Poloto made the list.
The 34 Man Uganda Cranes Provisional Team include:
Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume), Nafian Alionzi (URA), Saidi Keni (SC Villa), Edwin Kiwanuka Bbule (Bright Stars)
Defenders: Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), Derrick Ndahiiro (SC Villa), Herbert Achai (KCCA), Paul Willa (Vipers), Ashraf Mandela (URA), Geofrey Wasswa (Vipers), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Paul Patrick Mbowa (URA), John Revita (KCCA), Samuel Kato (KCCA), Musitafa Mujjuzi (Proline)
Midfielders: Shafik Kagimu (URA), Saidi Kyeyune (URA), Bright Anukani (Proline), Paul Mucureezi (Vipers), Mike Mutyaba (KCCA), Abdul Karim Watambala (Vipers), Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants), David Owori (SC Villa), Ibrahim Orit (Mbarara City), Julius Poloto (KCCA)
Forwards: Samson Kigozi (Police), Viani Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants), Milton Karisa (Vipers), Joackim Ojera (URA), Fahad Bayo (Vipers), Steven Mukwala (Maroons), Crowmwell Rwothomio (URA), Brian Aheebwa (Mbarara City).
Uganda will face defending champions Morocco, Togo and neighbours Rwanda in group C.
The Cranes qualified for CHAN after ejecting Somalia and Burundi at the preliminary stage.
The 2020 CHAN Draw
*Group A – Cameroon, Mali, Brukina Faso, Zimbabwe
*Group B – Libya, DR Congo, Congo, Niger
*Group C – Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Togo
*Group D – Zambia, Guinea, Namibia, Tanzania