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Emma Okwi named new Cranes captain

DAVID GOMBE

Forward Emmanuel Arnold Okwi has been named as the new Uganda Cranes captain.

Okwi replaces Denis Onyango who retired from international football in April this year.

The Al Ittihad Alexandria winger has 82 caps with the Cranes scoring 26 goals.

“Representing Uganda is a privilege that I don’t take for granted. I am deeply honoured to be named captain by the Uganda Cranes coach.”

I appreciate the technical bench and my teammates for their trust. I also thank all the fans for their continued support for the national team.”

Okwi revealed

Okwi represented Uganda at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final tournament in Egypt and scored two goals.

He will lead Uganda during the international friendly with South Africa on June 10th at the Orlando Stadium.

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