The 19 man Uganda Cranes team to Senegal has three goalkeepers, six defenders, four midfielders and six strikers.
Six KCCA players flew out of the country on Saturday night immediately after guiding their side to a 2-1 victory over Nigeria’s Rivers United at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo.
These included goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan, Timothy Denis Awany, Denis Okot Oola, Isaac Muleme, Derrick Nsibambi and Geofrey Sserunkuma.
The six players trained with the rest on Sunday night.
Speaking on the call up veteran striker Geoffrey Serunkuma said that though he had been involved with his team, he has to give in his best to the National team.
‘Though I have been too involved with the my club (KCCA FC ), It won’t be an excuse for my failure to deliver to the National team. Wearing a National team is any footballers dream therefore I have to deliver for my nation” noted Serunkuma.
Team captain Dennis Onyango is expected to join the rest of the teammates late on Monday.
Uganda Cranes take on Senegal in the second international friendly match in Dakar on Monday night (in Uganda, the game kicks off at mid-night – Tuesday, 6th June 2017).
This will be the second international match for the Uganda Cranes after Saturday’s goal-less draw with Ethiopia in Hawassa city.
All these build ups and camps are intended to fine tune the squad ahead of the group L match against Cape Verde Islands on Saturday 10th June 2017 in Praia City.
The team will fly to Praia on Thursday 8th June 2017.
Uganda Cranes 19 man Squad to Senegal and Cape Verde:
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Ismail Watenga (Vipers), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA)
Defenders: Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Isaac Muleme (KCCA), Timothy Dennis Awanyi (KCCA), Denis Okot Oola (KCCA)
Midfielders: Aucho Khalid (Red Star, Serbia), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Nijemh, Lebanon), Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa Jogoo), Robert Kakeeto (Aalborg, Denmark)
Strikers: Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (SC Villa Jogoo), Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka), Derrick Paul Nsibambi (KCCA), Milton Karisa (Vipers), Faruku Miya (Royal Excel Mouscron on loan from Standard Liege, Belgium)