Micho Names 40 Man Squad for 2017 AFCON Finals

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Micho Names 40 Man Squad for 2017 AFCON Finals


By Serestino Tusingwire


Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has released a 40 man squad ahead of the 2017 AFCON Finals in Gabon.

According to Micho, these will compete for the first 23 places that will represent Uganda early next year.

“We have announced squad of 40 players -5 goalkeepers, 12 defenders, 15 midfielders and 8 strikers that will compete for places 23 players. The final group that will represent Uganda after 39 years of absence from the AFCON Finals,” Coach Micho said.

He added that a number of youthful players have been included on the provisional squad to prove their worth since they are the future of the national team.

”All 40 players are in a healthy competition to earn and deserve to be in the final 23,” he added.

See the Squad:

Goal Keepers

Onyango Denis, Odongkara Robert, Jamal Salim, Isma Watenga, Ochan Benjamin

Defenders

Iguma Denis, Nsubuga Joseph, Wadada Nicholas, Ochaya Joseph, Batambuze Shafiq, Juuko Murushid, Isaac Isinde, Mukiibi Ronald, Awanyi Timothy, Kassaga Richard, Lwaliwa Khalid, Toha Rashid.

Midfielders

Aucho Khalid, Mawejje Tony, Wasswa Hassan, Azira Mike, Kizito Geoffrey, Kizito Keziron, Mutyaba Muzamil, Mugerwa Yassar, Sadam Juma, Oloya Moses, Kizito Luwagga William, Walusimbi Godfrey,  Mucurezi Paul, Kiiza Martin, Vitalis Tabu.

Strikers

Miya Faruku, Massa Geoffrey, Serunkuma Geoffrey, Shaban Mohamed, Sentamu Yunus, Nsibambi Derrick, Lubega Idrisa, Sekismabu Erisa.

It should be noted that Uganda will be tussling it out with Ghana, Egypt and Mali in group D.

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