Uganda Cranes interim head coach Morley Byekwaso Ochama has named the final team that will take on Mali and Zambia in the forthcoming International friendly games.
The coach named a team of 24 players, following four days of rigorous training at East High, Kisasi. The contingent will depart Uganda on Tuesday morning (2 a.m.) aboard Ethiopian Airways. It should be noted that the game against Mali will be played on Friday, 13th October at Stade du Mars in Bamako.
The team will thereafter connect to Dubai, United Arab Emirates where Uganda Cranes will play against Zambia on Tuesday, 17th October 2023 at Hamriya Stadium. Besides defenders Abdu Aziizi Kayondo and Halidi Lwaliwa who will travel with the contingent from Uganda, the rest of the foreign-based players will join the team from their respective clubs. FUFA Executive Committee Member and former Uganda Cranes player Dan Obote is the Leader of the Delegation.
Final squad for the two international friendly games; Goalkeepers; Isima Bin Rashid Watenga (Golden Arrows FC, South Africa), Joel Mutakubwa (BUL FC, Uganda), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC, Uganda).
Defenders; Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa, Uganda), Kenneth Semakula (SC Villa, Uganda), Elvis Bwomono (IBV Vestamanyaer, Iceland), Abdu Aziizi Kayondo (Hapoel Tel Aviv FC, Israel), Ibrahim Juma (CD Leganes, Spain), Halidi Lwaliwa (FK Bregalnica, North Macedonia), Livingstone Mulondo (Vipers SC, Uganda), Hudu Mulikyi (URA FC, Uganda), Enock Walusimbi (URA FC, Uganda).
Midfielders; Khalid Aucho (Yanga FC, Tanzania), Rogers Mugisha (Gor Mahia FC, Kenya), Elvis Ngonde (SC Villa, Uganda), Bright Anukani (Vipers SC, Uganda), Laban Tibiita (URA FC, Uganda), Ibrahim Kasule (New York Red Bull II, USA), Arafat Kizza Usama (KCCA FC, Uganda).
Forwards; Milton Karisa (Vipers SC, Uganda), Richard Basangwa (Wadi Degla SC, Egypt), Denis Omedi (Kitara FC, Uganda), Lawrence Tezikya (BUL FC, Uganda), Rogers Kassim Mato (Sanliurfaspor FC, Turkey).