Onduparaka starlet Iddi Abdul Wahid has been included in the 20 squad to prepare for the AFCON Qualifier contest against South Sudan. The games are slated for 12th and 20th November 2018.
The 20 players called for the national duty will have a two day non- residential training on Friday and Saturday. The team will be under the stewardship of Cranes assistant coach Matia Lule.
Goalkeepers: Saidi Keni (Proline FC), Tom Ikara (KCCA FC)
Defenders: Paul Wila (Police FC), Geoffrey Wasswa (Vipers SC), Patrick Mbowa (URA FC), Hassan Musana (KCCA FC), Robert Kitabalwa (St Mary’s Kitende), Alex Komakech (Nyamityobora Fc)
Midfielders: Ivan Eyam (Mbarara City FC), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Frank Tumwesigye (Vipers SC), Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (URA FC), David Owori (SC Villa), Lawrence Bukenya(KCCA FC),Thomas Kakaire( Bright Stars Junior Team/ Royal Giant High Sch. Mityana),
Forwards: Joel Madondo(Kirinya JSS),Desse Mukwala (Vipers SC), Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC), Iddi Abdul Wahid (Onduparaka Junior Team)
The aggregate winner between Uganda and South Sudan will face off with Tunisia in the second round between 18th and 26th March 2019. Egypt will host the final tournament between 8th to 22nd November next year.
The tournament will determine the three African teams that will compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics Men’s football tournament in Japan. Nigeria are the defending U-23 African champions.