© Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO Abdallah Mubiru

Police FC coach Abdallah Mubiru has been named to handle the Uganda Cranes team at COSAFA tournament in South Africa Kawowo Sports reports.

The Cranes will be a guest team at the tournament that kicks off on May 25th although they will start their campaign at the quarterfinals against Lesotho.

According to reliable sources, Mubiru will be assisted by KCCA assistant coach Morley Byekwaso, former Cranes skipper Geoffrey Massa will be the team manager while Saddiq Wasswa, the goalkeeping coach.

© Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE Geoffrey Massa is reportedly the team manager of the COSAFA team

A 20-man squad was summoned by coach Sebastien Desabre for the competition and starts training on May 15 at Lugogo.

The tournament timing coincides with the timing of the senior team camp in the United Arab Emirates which starts on May 20 and thus another technical team was required to help out Desabre.

Franklin Kaweru | Kawowo Sports Morley Byekwaso

Mubiru will work with the 20 players who will later be joined by those dropped from the preliminary Afcon squad

COSAFA Squad –20 Local based players

Goalkeepers: Said Keni (SC Villa)

Defenders: Paul Willa (Police), John Revita (Express), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA), Paul Mbowa (URA), Hassan Musana (KCCA), Filbert Obenchan (KCCA) and Isaac Inside (Kirinya)

Midfielders: Ivan Eyam (Mbarara City), Bright Anukani (Proline), David Owori (SC Villa), Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Shafik Kagimu (URA), Michael Birungi (Express) and Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA).

Strikers: Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa), Daniel Sserunkuma (Vipers), Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars) and Allan Kayiwa (Tooro United)

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