Premier League players dominate squad for Ethiopia friendly

  • International Friendly
  • Saturday June 3, 2017
  • Ethiopia Vs Uganda – Hawassa

Eleven Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) players have been named on the national team to face Ethiopia in an international friendly on Saturday.

The team which leaves on Thursday for the tie in Awassa has two local based goalkeepers, two defenders, three midfielders and four strikers.

The goalkeepers are Said Keni (Proline) and Ismail Watenga (Vipers), the defenders are Proline’s Savio Kabugo and Vipers’ Nicholas Wadada, the midfielders are Bernard Muwanga, Martin Kizza (SC Villa) plus Deus Bukenya (Vipers).

Emmanuel Okwi, scorer of 12 league goals joins Muhammad Shaban (Onduparaka), Milton Karisa (Vipers) and Proline’s Nelson Senkatuka.

The Cranes will also face Senegal in another friendly on June 6 before the qualifier against Cape Verde on June 10.

Traveling players to Ethiopia:

Goalkeepers: Ismail Watenga (Vipers) and Said Keni (Proline)

Defenders: Nicholas Wadada (Vipers), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Nijmeh, Lebanon), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia) and Savio Kabugo (Proline)

Midfielders: Aucho Khalid (Red Star, Serbia), Chrizestom Ntambi (Gimma Aba Buna, Ethiopia), Deus Bukenya (Vipers), Martin Kizza (SC Villa), Robert Kakeeto (Aalborg, Denmark) and Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa)

Forwards: Emmanuel Okwi (SC Villa), Nelson Senkatuka (Proline), Muhammad Shaban (Onduparaka), Milton Kariisa (Vipers) and Faruku Miya (Standard Liege, on loan to Royal Excel Mouscron)