Uganda Cranes Head coach Sebastien Desabre has recalled Canadian based midfielder Mike Azira to a list of players for the camp in Abu Dhabi in preparation for the forthcoming AFCON Finals in Egypt.
The Montreal FC star Mike Azira, who last featured for the Uganda Cranes in the 2017 AFCON in Gabon, was ignored for all the entire qualifying campaign. Desabre has also recalled South African based Allan Kateregga of Maritzburg United, who have a relegation playoff to negotiate this weekend.
Popularly known as the ‘Dance Master’, Kateregga was last on Uganda Cranes duty away to Lesotho in Maseru. Raja Casablanca Striker Mohammed Shaban and Lebanon Based Dennis Iguma miss out on the named squad.
The squad has both local and foreign-based players. The entire Uganda Cranes contingent will fly out on 27th May 2019 to the Arab world where they will camp and play two friendly matches.
Uganda Cranes Squad to Abu Dhabi:
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns-South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City FC-Ethiopia), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC-Uganda).
Defenders: Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town- England), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC-Tanzania), Awanyi Timothy (KCCA FC-Uganda), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds-Sweden), Murushid Juuko (Simba-Tanzania), Godfrey Walsumbi (Unattached), Muleme Isaac ( FK Viktoria Zizkov- Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe-DR Congo),
Midfielders: Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers Fc-India), Kirizestom Ntambi- Coffee FC –Ethiopia), Michael Azira (Montreal-USA), Waisswa Moses (Vipers SC-Uganda), Sadam Juma Ibrahim (KCCA FC-Uganda), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica FC- Croatia), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy-Kazakhstan), Kateregga Allan ( Maritzburg-South Africa), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska FC – Sweden).
Strikers: Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC-Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC-Uganda), Alexis Bakka (Carlstad United- Sweden), Nsibambi Derrick (Smouha- Egypt), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba- Tanzania)