National football team head coach Jonathan Mckinstry has confirmed a 25 man squad that will represent Uganda at this year’s tournament.
The Northern Irishman has also confirmed that Vipers SC defender Halid Lwaliwa will be captain of the team.
Uganda commence their campaign with neighbouring Rwanda on January the 18th at the Stade de la Reunification-Doula.
The unlucky players that will board the plane back to Kampala are Wakiso Giants captain Hassan Senyonjo, reigning league top scorer Steven Mukwala, BUL FC in form striker Joseph Semujju and URA defender Ashraf Mandela.
Local champions Vipers SC have taken the lion share of representation with 8 players at the biannual tournament where only players plying their trade in the local leagues are eligible.
Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC, 1), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC, 18), Alionzi Legason Nafian (URA FC, 19) Ikara Tom (Police C, 20)
Hassan Muhamud (Police FC, 2), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC, 3), Mujuzi Musitafa (Kyetume FC, 4), Ssenjobe Eric (Police FC, 5), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC, 12), Willa Paul (Vipers SC, 15), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC, 21), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC, 24)
Mawejje Tonny (Police FC, 6), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC, 8), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC, 14), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC, 16), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC, 22), Watambala Abdu Karim (Vipers SC, 25)
Ojera Joackiam (URA FC, 7), Brian Aheebwa (KCCA FC, 9), Ocen Ben (Police FC, 10), Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC, 11), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC, 13), Jagason Muhammad Shaban (Vipers SC, 17), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC, 23)