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Afcon 2023 Qualifiers: Ten UPL stars in Cranes squad for Algeria duel

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic has named the squad that will face Algeria in the penultimate game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

The 23 man squad chosen after ten days of residential training in Kampala has ten Stars from the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

The team will travel to Cameroon on Friday morning (2:45am) and the game is scheduled on 18th June 2023 at Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon with Uganda playing as hosts.

The squad named has three goalkeepers, eight defenders, five midfielders and seven forwards.

In Cameroon, the team will play a friendly game against Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, 14th June. This will serve as a precursor for the game against Algeria.

Uganda is third in Group F on four points same as Tanzania while Algeria leads the Group on 12 points. Niger is bottom on 2 points.

FUFA Executive Committee member Issa Kakaire Magoola is the Leader of Delegation.

Full Squad

Salim Omar Magoola (Richards Bay FC, South Africa), Charles Lukwago (St. George FC, Ethiopia), Nafian Alionzi (URA FC, Uganda)

Kenneth Semakula (SC Villa, Uganda), Gavin Kizito (Al Ittihad SC, Egypt), Abdu Azizi Kayondo (CD Leganes, Spain), Joseph Ochaya (Al Makwloon Al Arab, Egypt), Halid Lwaliwa (FK Bregalnica, North Macedonia), Gift Fred (SC Villa, Uganda), Geofrey Wasswa (KCCA FC, Uganda), Rogers Torach (Vipers SC, Uganda)

Khalid Aucho (Yanga SC, Tanzania), Bobosi Byaruganga (FC Austin, USA), Siraje Ssentamu (Vipers SC, Uganda), Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC, Uganda), Isma Mugulusi (Makedonikos FC, Greece)

Milton Karisa (Vipers SC, Uganda), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa, Uganda), Rogers Mato (KCCA FC, Uganda), Faruku Miya (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey), Emmanuel Okwi (Erbil SC, Iraq), Fahad Bayo (MFK Vyškov, Czech Republic), Richard Bassangwa (Wadi Degla SC, Egypt)

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