2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Cranes Coach McKinstry Names Home-based Squad To Battle South Sudan

2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Cranes Coach McKinstry Names Home-based Squad To Battle South Sudan


By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

Uganda Cranes Head Coach Johnathan McKinstry has released a list of 22 home-based players from which five or six players will be considered to play with the main squad of 20 foreign based players that he named last week.

McKinstry has confirmed that the team will undergo rigorous assessment between November 2 and 8, 2020 before the final selection is made.

“As previously announced, in addition to the squad of 20 foreign-based players for the upcoming double header against South Sudan, we would be looking to adding five or six Uganda Premier League players to the mix so that they can compete for places in the squad.

“In order to give the local-based players the best support, we will be running an advance camp between 2nd and 8th November. In addition to that, we shall be able to have some early arrivals of foreign-based players to join this camp in Kampala.

“The camp will also help the local based players to push their levels higher and hopefully get some minutes on the field against South Sudan,” McKinstry said during a presser on Wednesday.

Here is the local-based Squad

Goalkeepers: Alionzi Nafian (URA FC), Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC)

Defenders: Ndahiro Derrick (SC Villa), Galiwango Disan (Vipers SC), Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Mandela Ashraf (URA), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC), Kato Samuel (KCCA FC), Juuko Murushid (Express FC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC), Mbowa  Patrick ( URA FC)

Midfielders: Mawejje Tony (Police FC), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC), Kagimu Shafiq (URA FC), Watambala Karim (Vipers SC), Owori David (SC Villa), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC)

Forwards: Oriti Ibrahim (Vipers Sc), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mukwala Stephen (URA FC), Ahebwa Brian (KCCA FC).

Uganda will take on South Sudan on 12th November at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende with kick off set for 4 p.m. before facing off again four days later in Nairobi.

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