On Wednesday morning, Cranes head coach Roberts Williamson ‘Bobby’ is expected to name his Cranes squad ahead of the 2012 Cecafa-Tusker Cup that starts from November 24-December 8.

The squad is expected to be dominated by local based players as the Scot tries give young stars a chance.  The Scottish tactician who has been working on the list for the last two weeks says that it now ready for the public.

Gor Mahia striker, Daniel Sserunkuma is one of the likely inclusions in the squad after his form has enabled him to score for fun in the Kenya Premier League. The likes of Guma Denis, Brian Umony, Ali Kimera, and the likes will take centre stage after the Scot confirmed that four-time winner Andy Mwesigwa and Tony Mawejje are to be excluded.

The Uganda Cranes are the defending champions after winning the 12th title in Dar es Salaam last year, when they defeated neighbors, Rwanda. Ten member countries and one other guest team are expected to start jetting into the country on November 21.

Somalia will however arrive earlier on November 9 to camp in Namboole given the political instability at home among other reasons.  Djibouti is the only member country rule out of this year’s tournament and their slot is set to be occupied by Malawi, Zimbabwe or Cameroon.

Djibouti did not confirm their participation on schedule and this is partly attributed on the FA Presidential elections slated for November 10.

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