Uganda Cranes Head Coach Johnny McKinstry has this morning at FUFA House Mengo named his 25-man squad for the AFCON 2021 Group B double encounters against Burkina Faso and Malawi.
In the named squad, there were no alarming omissions as most of the renowned squad-makers made it to the list. However, Alexis Bbakka who trades in Carlstad United BK, Sweden, on form Fahad Bayo of Vipers Sports Club and KCCA FC duo Nicholas Kasozi and Allan Okello are the only not common faces on the senior national team who now have to use the chance to impress.
Before naming the squad, FUFA named McKinstry’s backroom interim staff and these included Abdallah Mubiru, a man who guided Cranes CHAN team to the next year’s finals in Cameroon.
Mubiru will be the first assistant to the Irishman, Livingstone Mbabazi the second assistant and Fred Kajoba as the goalkeeping coach.
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (Horoya AC, Guinea), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda)
Defenders: HalidLwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Ochaya Joseph (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo), Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Murushid Jjuko (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Timothy Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Midfielders: Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Taddeo Lwanga (Tanta, Egypt), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA FC, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt)
Forwards: Emmanuel Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkane, Morocco), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Vipers, Uganda), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karaganda, Kazahstan)