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Serunkuuma to Captain Uganda Cranes Ahead of CHAN Qualifiers

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Geoffrey Serunkuuma celebrates with Fufa President Moses Magogo after scoring against Cape Verde

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has confirmed on Monday morning that the KCCA FC striker Geoffrey Serunkuma will be skipper of the team ahead of the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) qualifiers.

The lethal forward was in scintillating form last season both for club and country scoring over 30 goals.

He was unanimously voted the KCCA FC player for the 2016/17 season as the team went ahead to win the unprecedented domestic double.

Serunkuma will be deputized by Vipers captain Nico Wadada and SC Villa’s Bernard Muwanga.

The Cranes lost 1-0 to Western region in the regional tour on Saturday and this has prompted Micho to drop some players and replaced them with KCCA FC players.

Some of the players dropped include Erisa Ssekisambu, Julius Malingumu, Solom Okwalinga, Simon Sserunkuma, Bassey Methodius among others.

The players that join camp are Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali, Muzamir Mutyaba, Paul Mucureezi, Isaac Muleme, Geoffrey Seeunkuuma, Derrick Nsibambi and Moses Waiswa.

The team resumes training on Monday at 4pm at Mandela National stadium ahead of the qualifier against South Sudan on this Friday in Juba.

Goalkeepers: Watenga Isma, Ikara Tom and Ken Saidi.

Defenders: Wadada Nico, Awanyi Timothy, Muwanga Bernard, Kabugo Savio, Toha Rashid, Musamali Paul and Adiriko John.

Midfielders: Bukenya Deus, Kasozi Nicholas, Mutyaba Muzamil, Masiko Tom, Waiswa Moses , Mucurezi Paul, Muleme Isaac, Kizza Martin, Majwega Brian and Kagimu Shafiq.

Strikers: Serunkuma Geoffrey, Nsibambi Derrick, Sekantuka Nelson, Shaban Muhammad and Karisa Milton.

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