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Afcon 2017: Saddam, Sekisambu Out as Micho Trims Squad

Nine players have been dropped from the team. (Photo by: Fufa Media)

Nine players have been dropped from the Uganda Cranes squad currently in preparations for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations slated for January in Gabon.

Head coach Milutin Sredojevic had promised to trim the squad to twenty players before Christmas break to give space for four more foreign based players who will fly in after Christmas.

Among those dropped include Onduparaka and Vipers SC centre backs Rashid Toha and Halid Lwaliwa.

SC Villa duo of Joseph Nsubuga and Martin Kiiza are also out of contention together with 2016 Uganda cup MVP Erisa Sekisambu. His teammate Keziron Kizito also failed to jump the huddle.

Others are Richard Kassaga Jjuuko (URA), treatment http://contemporarydancevideos.com/wp-content/themes/videozoom/functions/wpzoom/init.php Ibrahim Saddam Juma (Express) and KCCA FC’s Paul Mucurezi.

The remaining composition breaks off on Saturday for Christmas break but will unwrap their gifts with training on Boxing day.

Four more players will be dropped on 30th December before flying to Tunisia for a friendly.

Goalkeepers: Jamal Salim (El Merriekh, Sudan), Isma Watenga (Vipers), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA)

Defenders: Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Ronald Mukiibi (Östersunds FK, Sweden), Denis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA), Shafiq Batambuze (Tusker, Kenya), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Timothy Dennis Awany (KCCA)

Midfielders: Tonny Mawejje (Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, Iceland), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Vipers), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya) and Abdulmalick Vitalis Tabu (SC Villa)

Strikers: Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka), Yunus Sentamu (Ilves, Finnland), Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA), Edrisa Lubega (Proline)

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