Luwagga, Azira return to Cranes fold as Desabre names squad for Abu Dhabi camp

David GOMBE

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has named a squad for Abu Dhabi camp in preparations for this year’s AFCON tournament in Egypt.

The list comprises of both local and foreign based players and will travel on 27th May 2019.

William Kizito Luwagga and Mike Azira return to the squad. Luwagga last featured for Cranes against Tanzania during the AFCON qualifier contest at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.

Azira last featured in the Cranes colours in the 2017 AFCON tournament in Gabon. 

Muhammad Shaban ( Raja Casablanca), Edrisa Lubega Torres (SV Ried), Yunus Sentamu (KF Tirana) and Milton Karisa ( MC Oujda) miss out in the named squad.

Denis Iguma is ruled out of the tournament due to injury.

KCCA FC custodian Charles Lukwago will link up with the team immediately after the COSAFA tournament in South Africa

The full Squad to Abu Dhabi:

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns-South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City FC-Ethiopia), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC-Uganda).

Defenders: Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town- England), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC-Tanzania), Awanyi Timothy (KCCA FC-Uganda), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds-Sweden), Murushid Juuko (Simba-Tanzania), Godfrey Walsumbi (Unattached), Muleme Isaac ( FK Viktoria Zizkov- Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe-DR Congo)

Godfrey Walusmbi
Midfielders: Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers Fc-India), Kirizestom Ntambi- Coffee FC –Ethiopia), Michael Azira (Montreal-USA), Waisswa Moses (Vipers SC-Uganda), Sadam Juma (KCCA FC-Uganda), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica FC- Croatia), Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy-Kazakhstan), Katregga Allan ( Maritzburg-South Africa)

Strikers: Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC-Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC-Uganda), Alexis Bakka (Carlstad United- Sweden), Nsibambi Derrick (Smouha- Egypt), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba- Tanzania)