Football

Afcon 2017: Why Micho dropped Odongkara from Cranes squad

2017 African cup of Nations qualifiers
Group D
Sunday 4th September 2016
Mandela National Stadium 5pm
Uganda vs Comoros

Goalkeeper Robert Ondogkara has been left out of the Uganda cranes squad that will play against Comoros in the crucial final Group D game of the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The lanky goalkeeper who plies his trade with Ethiopian league champions St.George was not named in the 32-man squad that Cranes head coach Milutin “Micho” Sredejovic named on Wednesday at FUFA headquarters in Mengo, capsule http://cheesejaguar.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php Kampala during the Fufa Weekly press conference.

The 26 year old who has been a deputy to Dennis Onyango since his national team debut in 2010 has been replaced by two locally based goalkeepers.

“He (Odongkara) decided to have holidays refusing to go to Nakasongola, Masaka and train with Vipers. This put him out of the squad not me,” Coach Micho told ChimpSport.

He has summoned four goalkeepers including Ismael Watenga from Vipers, Benjamin Ochan from KCCA, Salim Omar Jamal from Sudanese outfit El Merrickh and Dennis Masinde Onyango from Mamelodi Sundowns.

Ondogkara played an integral part as St.George won the Ethiopian league for the fourth consecutive season and was also crowned the best goalkeeper.

The cranes will play against Comoros in a crunch tie and a win for Uganda will see them qualify for the African cup of Nations for the first time since 1978.


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