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Kasozi, Gift Ali and Kizza bounce back as Micho names preliminary squad for World Cup qualifiers

In form Express winger Martin Kizza is another beneficiary of Micho's return

Erias KAYONDO 

Cranes head coach Micho Sredejovic has named a 30 man squad to begin preparation for the FIFA World Cup qualification Qatar 2022.

He has included long time absentees Nicholas Kasozi and Abubaker Gift Ali in the tentative squad.

The squad is comprised of mainly locally based players and some foreign based players who are currently on holiday in Uganda.

The team is set to pitch a camp in Jordan and play two friendly games against the Syrian National Team on 23rd and 26th August before returning to Africa to play another friendly game against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa enroute to Kenya for the first Group E qualifiers match against Harambee stars.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers;
Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Express FC), Simon Tamale(Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Alionzi Nafian(URA FC)

Defenders ;

Enock Walusimbi (Express FC), Innocent Wafula(Mbarara City FC), Paul Willa(SC Vipers), Eric Ssenjobe(Police FC), Azizi Kayondo(SC Vipers), Halid Lwaliwa(SC Vipers), Murushid Juuko (Express), Gavin Kizito Mugweri(SC Villa), Kenneth Semakula(SC Villa), Hassan Muhammood(Police FC), Denis Iguma(KCCA FC)

Midfielders;

Nicholas Kasozi (Kyetume FC), Bobosi Byaruhanga(SC Vipers), Muzamir Mutyaba(Express FC), Shafik Kagimu(URA FC), Ali Abubaker Gift (KCCA FC), Ibrahim Orit (SC Vipers), Milton Karisa (SC Vipers), Abdu Lumala(Pyramids FC)

Forwards;

Richard Basangwa(SC Vipers), Emmanuel Okwi (unattached), Steven Desse Mukwala(URA FC), Yunus Ssentamu(SC Vipers), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkene), Jude Ssemugabi(Mbarara City FC), Martin Kizza (Express FC).

Uganda is in Group E of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers Qatar 2022 alongside neighbors Kenya, Rwanda and west African Giants Mali.

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