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Mike Mutyaba to feature for Cranes in CHAN qualifier

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 19th September 2019 02:31 PM

Mutyaba who last featured for the Cranes in 2014 against Liberia, has been on form for KCCA FC ever since he got out of retirement last year.

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Mutyaba kicks the ball during a recent KCCA game. PHOTO: Richard Sanya

Mutyaba who last featured for the Cranes in 2014 against Liberia, has been on form for KCCA FC ever since he got out of retirement last year.

 
TOTAL CHAN 2020 Qualifiers
 
Second Round
 
First leg
 
Saturday
 
Burundi v Uganda Cranes
 
Forward Mike Mutyaba has been included in the 18-man squad ahead of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier against Burundi on Saturday in Bujumbura.
 
Mutyaba who last featured for the Cranes in 2014 against Liberia, has been on form for KCCA FC ever since he got out of retirement last year.
 
The other new face in the national team is Wakiso Giants’ attacking midfielder Viane Ssekajjugo who has put up tremendous performances in the league this season.
 
The local-based national side under interim coach Abdullah Mubiru left for Bujumbura today aboard Kenya Airways
 
Uganda eliminated Somalia 7-2 on aggregate in the previous round while Burundi were 4-1 winners over South Sudan.
 
The two sides will meet again on October 19 in the return leg match at Lugogo, Kampala with the winner making it to the finals.
 
More than 20 countries are engaged in qualifiers as they battle to join hosts Cameroon for the final tournament next year.
 
Morocco managed to defeat Nigeria 4-0 in the final to win the last edition (2018).
 
Uganda that has featured in the last four editions of the championship has not gone past the group stages. In Morocco, Cranes managed to finish third with one point out of the three games they played.
 
Team
 
Goalkeepers: Alitho James, Charles Lukwago
 
Other players: Halid Lwaliwa, Mustafa Kizza, Paul Willa, John Revita, Paul Patrick Mbowa, Bright Anukani, Nicholas Kasozi, Musitafa Mujuzi, Shafiq Kagimu Kuchi, Allan Okello, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Yusuf Ssozi, Dan Muzeyi Serunkuma, Mike Mutyaba, Fahad Bayo Aziz, Viane Ssekajjugo
 
Officials:
 
Head of Delegation: Rogers Mulindwa
 
Head coach: Abdallah Mubiru
 
Assistant coach: Livingstone Mbabazi
 
Advance party head: Paul Mukatabala
 
Goalkeeping coach: Sadiq Wassa
 
Team Coordinator: Geoffrey Massa
 
Media Officer: Mutaka Joseph
 
Kitsman: Frank Bumpenje
 
Doctor: Nakabago Emmanuel
 
Delegates: John Odongo and Rosebell Rwamuyamba

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