Uganda Cranes camp in Egypt has been boosted by the arrival of combative midfielder Khalid Aucho.

Aucho is the last player to join the team base at Mercure Hotel in Ismailia following the arrival of the other players on Sunday.

Aucho who plies his trade at Young Africans in Tanzania arrived in Egypt on Wednesday morning. His arrival brings the total of players in camp to 26.

It should be noted that the final squad had 27 players but Sadat Happy Anaku pulled out after sustaining an injury at his club, Dundee United.

Aucho indicated he is ready to offer full commitment and work with the rest of the players to deliver success.

“I’m happy to find everyone in camp geared towards the forthcoming games against Tanzania. Definitely, derbies are never easy but we all know our target and are ready to offer everything in our means as players,” he said.

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

Uganda Cranes Squad in Egypt

Goalkeepers
Alionzi Nafian (URA FC, Uganda), Lukwago Charles (St. George, Ethiopia), Magoola Salim Omar (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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