SSERUNKUMA, LUTIMBA SUMMONED FOR CRANES DUTY

Striker Dan ‘Muzeeyi’ Sserunkuma and defender Yayo Kato Lutimba have been summoned to the Uganda Cranes team.

The duo from league champions Vipers SC were part of the 30 man squad announced by Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre on Wednesday morning.

The team summoned will prepare for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier game against Cape Verde and an international friendly against Nigeria.

Sserunkuuma, top scorer last season with 17 goals returns to the national team fold after three years when he was last summoned.

His performance in the league recently where he has scored three goals in the opening five games for the Venoms has attracted the attention of Desabre to give him a call.

On the other hand, left back Lutimba earns his maiden call to the senior national team after his impressive performance in the league.

Despite missing the opening two games of the season through injury, Lutimba has been in fine form for the three games he has played.

Sserunkuuma and Lutimba join two other Vipers SC players Moses Waiswa and Taddeo Lwanga that have of recent been mainstays in the national team set up.

The Cranes will take on Cape Verde on 17th November 2018 at Mandela National stadium a game where Uganda needs just a point to seal qualification to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Uganda still leads group L on ten points with two games to play.

In a related development, five other Vipers SC players have been summoned for U23 (Uganda Kobs) duty. Three of those will first feature in the Cranes regional tour on Sunday against Buganda region before commencing training with the Kobs on Monday.

The players summoned include; Geoffrey Wasswa, Bashir Asiku, Duncan Ezekiel Sseninde, Steven Desse Mukwala and Brian Kalumba.

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