By Ismail Mulangwa
KAMPALA - Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has announced a 34-man provisional squad to start preparing for the CHAN tourney that will be held in Cameroon in April 4-25 this year.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at FUFA House in Mengo Thursday morning.
Saidi Kyeyune has made the list after tremendous performance in the league. Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago has been included despite injury concerns.
Uganda will face defending champions Morocco, Togo and neighbours Rwanda in group C.
The Cranes qualified for CHAN after ejecting Somalia and Burundi at the preliminary stage. CHAN is a competition exclusively for players in the country’s local leagues.
Uganda will be hoping for an improved performance after failing to come out of the groups in all its last four editions they have participated in.
Uganda Crane Provisional Squad;
Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago, Joel Mutakubwa, Alionzi Nafian, Saidi Keni, Edwin Kiwanuka
Defenders – Mustafa Kizza, Derrick Ndahiro, Paul Willa, Herbert Achai, Paul Willa, Ashraf Mandela, Geoffrey Wasswa, Halid Lwaliwa, Mbowa Patrick, John Revita, Mustafa Mujuzi,
Midfielders – Shafic Kagimu, Saidi Kyeyune, Bright Anukani, Paul Mucureezi, Mike Mutyaba, Karim Watambala, Hassan Ssenyonjo, David Owori, Ibrahim Orit, Julius Poloto
Forwards – Samson Kigozi, Viane Ssekajugo, Milton Karisa, Joachim Ojera, Fahad Bayo, Steven Mukwala, Cromwell Rwothomio, Brian Aheebwa.
The 2020 CHAN Draw
Group A – Cameroon, Mali, Brukina Faso, Zimbabwe
Group B – Libya, DR Congo, Congo, Niger
Group C – Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Togo