FUFA has announced that the Uganda Cranes 2015 AFCON first leg preliminary tie against Madagascar will be played at the Rabemananjara- Mahanganga stadium on 18th May 2014.
The revelation was made at the FA headquarters in Mengo in Wednesday morning during the weekly press briefing by the national team technical wing led by Mujib Kasule and Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.
Uganda, who last featured in the 1978 AFCON in Ghana, have been drawn to start their campaign against lowly-ranked Madagascar, before facing the winner between Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea in the last hurdle in the preliminary round of the qualifiers.
The Cranes are expected to start preparations for the preliminary round of the 2015 AFCON tomorrow with the local-based players and the Tanzania-based professionals who are on holiday reporting to camp.
Cranes provision squad for Afcon 2015 Qualifiers:
Goalies: Denis Onyango (Bidvest Wits– South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George – Ethiopia), Ismail Watenga (Vipers), Benjamin Ochan (SCVU, Uganda)
Defenders: Andrew Mwesigwa (Ordabasy – Kazakhstan), Savio Kabugo (SCVU), Ochaya Joseph (Asante Kototo), Alex Kakuba (FC Covilha), Isaac Muleme (SCVU), Denis Iguma (SCVU), Nicolas Wadada (Vipers), Joseph Owino (Simba – Tanzania), Isaac Isinde (St George – Ethiopa), Henry Kalungi (Richmong Kickers), Ivan Bukenya (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa),
Midfielders: Aucho Khalid (Tusker), Geoffrey Baba Kizito (Gor Mahia – Kenya), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Gaddafi Kiwanuka (KCC), Moses Oloya (Bihn Dong), Kizito Luwagga (FC Covilha), Tonny Mawejje (Haugesund, Norway), Ivan Ntege (KCC), Allan Kyambadde (Express), Moses Oloya (Binh Doung, Vietnam), Martin Mutumba (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey), Brian Majwega (KCC, Uganda)
Strikers: Geoffrey Massa (Pretoria University, South Africa), Emmanuel Okwi (Yanga – TZ), Hamis Kizza (Yanga -TZ), Dan Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia), Tonny Odur, Herman Wasswa (KCC, Uganda), Francis Olaki (Soana) and Yunus Sentamu (As Vita, DR Congo)