The Uganda Hockey Association has named provisional squads both in the men and women’s category ahead of the 2019 Africa Olympic qualifiers.

The men’s squad comprised of 35 players and the women’s list made of 32 players were officially announced on Tuesday.

The Africa Olympic qualifiers will take place between 12th- 18th August 2019 in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Eight nations will take part in the qualifiers including hosts South Africa, Egypt, Kenya and Zimbabwe, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia.

The overall winner of the qualifying tournament will earn the ticket to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

To be part of the Olympic qualifiers, Uganda won the President’s Cup this year to return to the top eight docket.

It should be noted the team that finishes bottom will be relegated to the second tier or division.

The teams started training on Tuesday at Hockey grounds in Lugogo and will continue with the preparations until the squad is trimmed.

Men’s Provisional Team: Alfred Agaba, Ashraf Tumwesigye, Benjamin Mkapa, Bishop Otim, Brian Bayule, Brian Kidega, Brian Okodi, Charles Ekapalon, Collins Batuusa, David Onenchan, Derrick Akuwa, Emma Wabuyaka, Emmanuel Baguma, Francis Ddumba, Innocent Mbabali, Innocent Raskara, Jerome Owori, Jordan Achaye, Jordan Mpiima, Joseph Ochan, Joshua Gumisiriza, Martin Okello, Maxwell Mugisha, Michael Nashimolo, Moses Tushabe, Peter Elolu, Ramathan Siraje, Richard Kaijuka, Richard Ssemwogerere, Samuel Mwesigwa, Solomon Mutalya, Thomas Opio, Timothy Ntumba, Topher Kyamwanya, William Okecha

Coaches

  • Joshua Opolot
  • Makhtum Shafic Muziransa
  • Muhammad Ali
  • Simon Mulaati
  • Vicent Kasasa

Women’s Provisional Team: Aisha Kagere, Annet Awat, Annet Munduru, Esther Chelimo, Consy Mube, Desire Mukisa, Doreen Asiimwe, Doreen Mbabazi, Helen Buteme, Immaculate Nakibolo, Jackie Namyalo, Joan Mukoya, Judith Mirembe, Lamula Nakajumba, Lilian Namyalo, Margaret Nassiwa, Melissa Namuleme, Norah Alum, Pauline Achom, Peace Makhoha, Shakira Namboozo, Sharom Oroma, Susan Khainza, Sylvia Gramiya, Teddy Achiro, Teopista Anyango, Veronica Atim, Vicky Auma, Winnie Alaro, Winnie Atim

Coaches

  • Innocent Mbabali
  • Sadik Akii
  • Sandra Namusoke
  • William Okecha

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