Uganda Cranes Interim Head Coach Abdallah Mubiru has summoned a 25 man squad that will play an international friendly match with Kenya this Sunday at the Kasarani National Stadium in Nairobi.
Mubiru has dropped all players who were reported to have been behind the embarrassing sit down strike, which the Uganda Cranes encountered at the 2019 Egypt AFCON.
Players Salim Jamal Magoola, Nicolas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi and Allan Kateregga were pointed out as the masterminds of the 2019 Egypt AFCON sit down strike. None of them has been summoned for Cranes duty in a supposedly new-look team.
Also missing out from the Sebastien Desabre AFCON squad are Isaac Muleme, Bevis Mugabi, Ronald Mukiibi, Michael Azira, Derrick Nsibambi and Hassan Wasswa Mawanda.
According to Mubiru, the locally-based players will train this Thursday morning at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo before flying out the same day later in the evening while the foreign-based stars will connect from their clubs direct to Kenya.
Onyango Denis (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Odongkara Robert (Horoya AC, Guinea), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC), Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), Ochaya Joseph (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Awany Timothy ( FC Ashdod, Israel), Juuko Murushid (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Revita John (KCCA FC), Mujuzi Mustafa (Proline FC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC), Kasozi Nicholas ( KCCA FC), Lwanga Tadeo ( Tanta FC, Egypt), Lumala Abdu (Pyramids FC, Egypt), Kizito Luwagga ( (Shaktar Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Miya Faruku ( Konyaspor, Turkey), Kyambadde Allan ( El Gouna FC, Egypt), Kayiwa Allan ( Vipers SC), Aucho Khalid (El Miskir FC, Egypt), Okello Alan (KCCA FC), Mutyaba Muzamir ( KCCA FC), Okwi Emmanuel (Al Ittihad, Egypt), Kaddu Patrick (KCCA FC) and Bayo Fahad (Vipers SC).
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has said that it is using this FIFA international break to prepare some of the players for the two-legged 2020 CHAN Qualifiers against Burundi and the 2021 AFCON Campaign that starts in November when Uganda Cranes plays Burkina Faso and Malawi.