Eight Venoms make Cranes travelling squad to Cameroon

Eight of our players have been named on Uganda Cranes squad that will fly out today to Cameroon.

Coach Johnathan Mckinstry named a squad of 25 players that will feature in the Pre- CHAN tournament. This which will act as a precursor to the main Championship that gets underway this week with four Nations slated to take part.

These include hosts Cameroon, Niger, Zambia and Uganda.

The 8 players from our team that made the cut include defenders Halid Lwaliwa, Aziz Kayondo and Paul Willa.

Midfielder Bobosi Byaruhanga, fresh from guiding the Uganda U20 team to success last month also makes the cut. This was his first call on the Senior National team.

He is joined by partner in crime, Karim Watambala who has been a favourite of the coach and taken part in the Cranes’ recent Afcon engagements.

The forwards include Muhammad Shaban, Ibrahim Orit and Milton Karisa.

The tournament exclusively played by home-based players will be played between 16th January to 7th February in Cameroon.

It should be noted that, this edition was supposed to take place this year in April but was postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

CRANES SQUAD

Goalkeepers:

Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC), Nafian Alionzi (URA FC) & Tom Ikara (Police FC)

Defenders:

Eric Ssenjobe (Police FC), Aziz Kayondo (Vipers SC), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Kyetume FC), Patrick Mbowa (URA FC), Hassan Muhammad (Police FC)

Midfielders:

Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Tony Mawejje (Police FC), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants FC)

Fowards:

Ben Ocen (Police FC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Vianne Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants FC), Joseph Ssemujju (BUL FC), Joackim Ojera (URA FC), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Stephen Mukwala (URA FC), Muhammad Shaban (Vipers SC)

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