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Uganda Cranes Squad Summoned For Clash With South Africa, Okwi Named Captain

Football | THE NORTHERN LINK UG| Uganda Cranes Head coach Abdallah Mubiru has named a 34 man squad for the International friendly match against South Africa National team Bafana Bafana on 10th June 2021.

Experienced striker Okwi Emannuel who plays for Egyptian side Ittihad Alexandria FC has been named the new Uganda Cranes Captain and will lead the Cranes against Bafana Bafana.

It is a blend of those playing in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League and the foreign-based legion with a number of them in line to earn their maiden caps with the national team.

These include on form Soltilo Bright Stars goalkeeper Simon Tamale, Mbarara City’s right back Innocent Wafula, URA midfielder Ivan Sserubiri, Busoga United’s Isma Mugulusi, Soltilo Bright Stars’ Joseph Akandwanaho, and live wire Express forward Erik Kenzo Kambale.

Kambale has previously played for the Democratic Republic of Congo U-20 junior team but he is eligible to feature for Uganda having acquired Ugandan citizenship.

The team will enter camp on Sunday morning 30th May 2021 at 8 am. They will camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi.

Training starts on Monday 31s May 2021 at MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

Provisional Squad Named:

Goalkeepers: Ismael Watenga (G.K), Charles Lukwago, Simon Tamale, Mathias Kigonya

Defenders: Elvis Bwomono, Innocent Wafula, Mustapha Kizza, Azizi Kayondo, Halid Lwaliwa, Murushid Juuko, Gavn Kizito Mugweri, Kenneth Ssemakula, Patrick Paul Mbowa, Enock Walusimbi, Hassan Muhamood

Midfielders: Tadeo Lwanga, Moses Waiswa Ndohondhi, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Ivan Sserubiri, Bright Anukani, Shafik Kuchi Kagimu, Isma Mugulusi, Abdu Lumala, Ibrahim Orit, Joseph Akandwanaho

Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Captain), Richard Basangwa, Patrick Henry Kaddu, Derrick Kakooza, Yunus Sentamu, Erick Kenzo Kambale, Allan Okello

Both Uganda and South Africa will use this international build-up match to collect up their pieces after a disastrous AFCON 2021 qualification campaign

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