Striker Sadat Happy Anaku will not be available for Uganda for the forthcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Uganda Cranes will face Taifa Stars in a doubleheader with the first leg slated for Friday before the two teams play again four days later.

According to a communication on the FUFA website, the striker is ruled out due to injury.

“Forward Sadat Happy Anaku will not be available for selection in both encounters against Tanzania due to an injury as communicated by his club, Dundee United,” reads a statement on the FUFA website.

With Captain Emmanuel Okwi, Farouk Miya, Steven Sserwadda and Isma Mugulusi joining the camp on Tuesday, this means only Khalid Aucho is yet to arrive.

The midfielder who plies his trade with Young Africans in Tanzania is expected to arrive in Ismailia on Wednesday.

Uganda will play Tanzania on Friday 24th March at Suez Canal Authority Stadium before the two teams face off again four days later at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

Uganda Cranes Squad

Goalkeepers
Alionzi Nafian (URA FC, Uganda), Lukwago Charles (St. George, Ethiopia), Magoola Salim Omar (GK) (Richards Bay FC, South Africa)

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), Kizito Gavin (Al Ittihad Alexandria SC, Egypt), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (CD Leganes, Spain), Awany Timothy (SC Ironi Ashdod, Israel)

Midfielders
Ssentamu Siraje (Vipers SC, Uganda), Okello Allan (KCCA FC, Uganda), Mugisha Rogers (UPDF FC, Uganda), 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
Mato Rogers (KCCA FC, Uganda), Mutyaba Travis (SC Villa, Uganda),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)

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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