Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic aka Micho has named the final team that will take on Tanzania in the forthcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
Uganda will face Tanzania twice in a space of five days with the first leg slated for this Friday at Suez Canal Stadium in Ismailia, Egypt.
It should be noted that Uganda will host its home game in Egypt. The return leg will come four days later at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.
The squad named has newcomers Rogers Torach and Rogers Mugisha who were impressive for Uganda at the just concluded U20 AFCON.
Torach was rock solid for Uganda at the heart of defence while Mugisha was named in the team of the tournament despite Uganda exiting at the quarterfinal stage.
The contingent that departed to Egypt on Sunday had 12 players, ten of whom are locally based. The two foreign-based players goalkeeper Charles Lukwago and defender Halidi Lwaliwa were part of the team that featured in the Uganda Cranes regional tour game against Kitara on Friday in Bundibugyo.
It should be noted that the foreign-based legion will join the camp in Egypt from their respective clubs.
The team will stay in the Egyptian capital Cairo for two days before relocating to Ismailia.
Uganda has one point from the opening two games in Group G and will be hoping to brighten the chances of qualifying for next year’s edition in Ivory Coast.
Players that travelled from Kampala
Goalkeepers: Alionzi Nafian (URA FC, Uganda), Lukwago Charles (St. George, Ethiopia)
Defenders: Torach Rogers (Vipers SC, Uganda), Begisa James Penz (URA FC, Uganda), Mulondo Livingstone (Vipers SC, Uganda), Lwaliwa Halidi (FK Bregalnica, North Macedonia), Semakula Kenneth (SC Villa, Uganda)
Midfielders: Ssentamu Siraje (Vipers SC, Uganda), Okello Allan (KCCA FC, Uganda), Mugisha Rogers (UPDF FC, Uganda)
Forwards: Mato Rogers (KCCA FC, Uganda), Mutyaba Travis (SC Villa, Uganda)
Players that will Connect Direct to Egypt
Goalkeeper: Magoola Salim Omar (Richards Bay FC, South Africa)
Defenders: Kizito Gavin (Al Ittihad Alexandria SC, Egypt), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (CD Leganes, Spain), Awany Timothy (SC Ironi Ashdod, Israel)
Midfielders: Aucho Khalid (Yanga SC, Tanzania), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Austin FC, USA), Sserwadda Steven (New York Red Bull II, USA), Mugulusi Isma (Makedonikos FC, Greece), Miya Farouk (Caykur Rizerspor, Turkey)
Forwards: Okwi Emmanuel (Erbil SC, Iraq), Ochaya Joseph (Al Makawdoon Al Arab SC, Egypt), Mukwala Steven (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Bayo Fahad (MFK, Vyskov, Czech Republic), Basangwa Richard (Wadi Degla SC, Egypt), Anaku Sadat (Dundee United FC, Scotland)
- Rogers Byamukama – Leader Of Delegation
- Issa Magoola – FUFA EXCO Member and Chairman IMOC
- Paul Mukatabala – National Teams Officer
- Milutin Sredojevic – Head Coach
- Moses Basena – Assistant Coach
- Fred Kajoba – Goalkeeping Coach
- Arthur Kyesimira – Fitness Coach
- Moussa Elhadj Behilil – Video Analyst
- Geoffrey Massa- Team Coordinator
- Emmanuel Nakabago – Team Doctor
- Ivan Ssewanyana – Physiotherapist
- Ayub Balyejjusa – Kit Manager 1
Samuel Mulondo – Kit Manager 2
- Alex Kasiryr – Media Officer
- Martin Odong – FUFA Tv Producer
- Faisal Musenze – FUFA Tv Operations Manager
- Leilah Nankya – FUFA Events Manager
- John Kizza Elkanah – FUFA Secretariat Staff
- Charles Delson Mawadri – FUFA Delegate
- Rosebell Rwamuyamba – FUFA Delegate
- Bashir Ssemuyaba – FUFA Committee Member