On Saturday 17th November, Uganda Cranes will host Cape Verde at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole for the Group L 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier on Match day 5.
For that matter therefore, the national team head coach Sebastien Desabre has named his squad for the highly anticipated clash between the two sides, and Uganda’s last home game of the qualification campaign.
According to the FUFA Spokesperson Ahmed Hussein, “the nonresidential training programme will start on 9th November with 14 local based players at Lugogo. The 16 foreign based players summoned will join camp as per FIFA stipulated international break rules.”
After facing the Blue Sharks, a tie in which they need just a point to earn their slot at the finals that will be played in Cameroon mid-way next year, the Cranes will then travel to West Africa where they will play the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly at Asaba Stadium.
Uganda beat Cape Verde on match day one of the qualification tournament by 1-0 thanks to Geoffrey Ssrenkuma’s strike.
Uganda is currently top of Group L with 10 points, Tanzania second with 5 points, Cape Verde third with 4 points and Lesotho at bottom with just two points.
Uganda Cranes Squad
Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya Jinja SS), Murushid Juuko (Simba SC), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Denis Iguma (Kazma FC), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood), Bernard Muwanga (KCCA FC), Yayo Kato Lutimba (Vipers SC), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe), Hassan Wasswa (El Geish), Khalid Aucho(Church Hill Brothers, India), Ibrahim Saddam Juma (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City), Faruku Miya (Gorica ), Ambrose Kirya (Sc Villa), Moses Waisswa (Vipers Sc), Milton Karisa (MC Oujda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Dan Serunkuma (Vipers SC), Vianne Sekajugo (Onduparaka FC), Emma Okwi (Simba SC), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha), Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC)
Total 2019 AFCON Qualifiers:
Saturday 17th November 2018: Uganda vs Cape Verde at Namboole stadium
Tuesday20th November 2018 Nigeria vs Uganda at Asaba Stadium
By Robert K James