AFCON 2017 QUALIFIERS (Group D): Saturday, 4th June 2016
Botswana Vs Uganda – Francistown, Botswana
International Build up (Sunday, 29th May 2016)
Zimbabwe Vs Uganda – Harare
Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Serdojevic has released the full list of 21 players set to play for the country in two important matches.
First will be the international build up against Zimbabwe on Sunday, 29th May 2016 before the group D AFCON 2017 qualifier against Botswana.
Addressing the media during the FUFA weekly press conference at Mengo on Wednesday, Micho hinted on the overwhelming desire to see Uganda at the best of expectations.
One of the surprise names called on the team is Werder Bremen striker, Lorenzen Melvyn who was born in London but to a Ugandan father, Drake Mugisha.
“We have summoned 3 goalkeepers, 5 defenders, 6 midfielders and 7 strikers. Melvyn has been called to add to the competition to the already existing pool of strikers on the team” Micho told the media.
Non-residential training starts on Monday with aerobics sessions at Acacia fitness gym.
Full Uganda Cranes Squad:
Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyanyo (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Ondongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Salim Jamal Magola (El Merriekh, Sudan)
Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Al Shorta, Iraq),
Midfielders: Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids), Moses Oloya (Becamex Binh Duong, Vietnam), Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Tonny Mawejje (Thottur, Iceland), William Kizito Luwagga (Feirense, Portugal), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya)
Strikers: Geofrey Massa (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Emmanuel Okwi (Sondyerske, Denmark), Lorenzen Melvyn (Werder Bremen, Germany), Farouk Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium), Davis Kasirye (Rayon Sports, Rwanda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline, Uganda), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers, Uganda)