Afcon 2017: Micho Summons Kasirye, Werder Bremen Striker for Botswana

Two new faces have been called to the 21-man Uganda Cranes squad scheduled to take on Zimbabwe in a buildup match on Sunday, order 29th May 2016 before taking on Botswana in an Afcon qualifier Group D a week later.

Rayon Sports Ugandan export Davies Kasirye makes the grade after a series of fine performances that include a hattrick in the Kigali derby against APR a fortnight ago.

The former URA and Bul FC striker has scored twelve goals this season putting his club on pole position to claim the trophy.

The other surprise inclusion is Germany based striker Lorenzen Melvyn who plies his trade at Bundesliga side Werder Bremen. According to Micho’s revelation, page the striker was born in London but to a Ugandan father by the names of Drake Mugisha.

“Melvyn has been called to add to the competition to the already existing pool of strikers on the team” Micho told the media during a weekly press conference at Fufa house, Mengo.

The team is expected to begin non-residential training on Monday 16th where will have an aerobics sessions at Acacia fitness gym.

Full Uganda Cranes Squad:

Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyanyo (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Ondongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Salim Jamal Magola (El Merriekh, Sudan)


Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Al Shorta, Iraq),

Midfielders: Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids), Moses Oloya (Becamex Binh Duong, Vietnam), Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Tonny Mawejje (Thottur, Iceland), William Kizito Luwagga (Feirense, Portugal), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya)

Strikers: Geofrey Massa (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Emmanuel Okwi (Sondyerske, Denmark), Lorenzen Melvyn (Werder Bremen, Germany), Farouk Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium), Davis Kasirye (Rayon Sports, Rwanda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline, Uganda), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers, Uganda)

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