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McKinstry Names 25-man Squad for Pre-CHAN Tournament

Uganda Cranes head coach Jonathan McKinstry has named the final 25-man squad of players that will depart for Cameroon on Monday afternoon ahead of the pre-CHAN Tournament.

The squad of three goalkeepers, eight defenders, six midfielders and eight strikers will leave Entebbe International Airport at 3pm for the test event slated for 1st to 7th January 2021.

The pre-test event will put the four participating Nations (Uganda, Zambia, Niger and Cameroon) in good shape before the final tournament scheduled for 16th January to 7th February 2021.

The notable change in the traveling contingent comes in the form of experienced Coach Sadiq Wassa who replaces Fred Kajoba as the goalkeepers’ Coach.

Kajoba was relieved of his duties last week after violating camp protocols after going out of the camp (Paradise Hotel-Kisaasi) for Christmas prayers without authority.

KCCA Football Club players aren’t part of the squad but will later join after taking playing their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round two return leg against AS Kigali next month.

25-man squad

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

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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), Mohamed Shaban (Vipers SC)

Team officials

Hamid Juma- Leader of Delegation

Johnathan McKinstry – Head Coach

Abdallah Mubiru – Assistant Coach

Livingstone Mbabazi – Assistant Coach

Alexander McCarthy – Performance Coach

Sadiq Wassa – Goalkeeper Coach

Felix Ayobo – Sport Scientist

Dr. Emmanuel Nakabago – Doctor

Dr. Opika Opoka – Doctor

Ahmed Hussein – Media

Geoffrey Massa – Team Manager

Samuel Hassan Mulondo – Kit Man

Ayub Balyejusa – Kit Man

Paul Mukatabala – Team Co-Ordinator

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