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Cranes Coach Basena Summons 27-Man Squad to Face Egypt

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Basena (2nd from right) in a press conference at Mengo

Uganda National Football Team Coach, Moses Basena has today morning revealed his team of players to face Egypt in a 2018 Russia World Cup Qualifying double header.

In a press conference held at FUFA House Mengo, Basena claimed that the game against Egypt is coming at a wrong timing.

“It is absurd that the tie comes when some of these players are in their off-season. But atleast there are others who are playing active football like Denis Onyango, Kizito Luwagga, Sserunkuma etc.”

The major highlight of the squad sees Kizito Luwagga return to the team after the player had vowed never to play for the National team again until Micho leaves.

The 27-man squad has 4 goalkeepers, 9 defenders, 8 midfielders and 5 strikers.

Uganda will play Egypt on Thursday, August 31 at Mandela National Staidum in Namboole before a return leg in Alexandria on September 5.

Following a win and draw against Congo and Ghana, the Cranes are second in Group E with 4 points, 2 below leaders Egypt.

The 27-man Squad in full

Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango, Robert Ondogkara, Isma Watenga and Benjamin Ochan.

Defenders: Nicholas Wadada, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Awanyi, Murushid Juuko, Godfrey Walusimbi, Bernard Muwanga, Paul Musamali, Dennis Iguma and Isaac Isinde.

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho, Geoffrey Kizito, Kizito Luwagga, Ivan Ntege, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Moses Wiaswa, Shafic Kagimu, Hassan Wasswa and Joseph Ochaya.

Forwards: Geoffrey Serunkuma, Derrick Nsibambi , Emmanuel Okwi , Milton Karisa and Farouk Miya .

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