Johnathan McKinistry has added four Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) players in the Uganda Cranes squad for the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals in Cameroon. This tournament is going to be held between the 16th of January 2021 and 7th of February 2021.
The four KCCA FC players that were added to the squad include; goalkeeper Charles Lukwago, versatile defender Denis Iguuma, midfielder Bright Anukani and forward Brian Aheebwa. And the omitted names include Ashraf Mandela, Hassan Ssenyonjo and Steven Mukwala. This team is going to be captained by Vipers skipper Halid Lwaliwa according to McKinistry.
The cranes are in group C with defending champions Morocco, region-mate Rwanda and new comers Togo. The team will travel to Douala city on Friday 8th January 2021 for training before their group stages but currently are in Yaounde where they have just played Niger in their final PRE-CHAN Mini tournament game that they just won three goals courtesy of Saidi Kyeyune, Milton Kaliisa with a brace.
The final 25 man Squad with clubs and shirt
numbers in brackets.
Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA
FC, 1 ), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC, 18),
Alionzi Legason Nafian (URA FC, 19), Tom
Ikara (Police C, 20)
Defenders: Hassan Muhamud (Police FC, 2),
Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC, 3 ), Mujuzi
Musitafa (Kyetume FC, 4 ), Ssenjobe Eric
(Police FC, 5 ), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC, 12 ),
Willa Paul (Vipers SC, 15 ), Lwaliwa Halid
(Vipers SC, 21), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA
FC, 24 )
Midfielders: Mawejje Tonny (Police FC, 6 ),
Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC, 8 ), Anukani
Bright (KCCA FC, 14), Kyeyune Saidi (URA
FC, 16 ), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC, 22),
Watambala Abdu Karim (Vipers SC, 25 )
Forwards: Ojera Joackiam (URA FC, 7 ),
Brian Aheebwa (KCCA FC, 9), Ocen Ben
(Police FC, 10), Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants
FC, 11 ), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC, 13 ),
Jagason Muhammad Shaban (Vipers
SC, 17 ), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC, 23 )
Uganda’s group C fixtures at the CHAN Finals include;
Rwanda VS Uganda [Stade Reunification- Douala]22.01.2021
Uganda VS Togo[Stade Reunification- Douala]26.01.2021
Uganda VS Morocco[Stade Reunification- Douala]