McKinstry names the 25 UPL stars for the CHAN finals

Uganda Cranes Head coach Johnathan McKinstry has named the final squad of the UPL stars for Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2020 Finals to be held in Cameroon from 16th January to 7th February 2021.

Unlike previous tournaments, the team has 25 players and not the usual 23.

Vipers’ Halid Lwaliwa will skipper the team in Cameroon as The Cranes battle Morocco, neighbours Rwanda and tournament debutants Togo.

From the squad already in Cameroon, Wakiso Giants Hassan Ssenyonjo, URA’s Ashraf Mandela, Bul’s Joseph Ssemujju and URA’s Steven Mukwala have been dropped.

KCCA’s quartet of Charles Lukwago, Denis Iguma, Bright Anukani and Brian Aheebwa will join the squad immediately after conclusion of their Caf Confederation Cup duty against AS Kigali.

The Cranes face Niger in their last game of the PRE-CHAN tournament on Thursday before travelling to Douala on Friday 8th January 2021, where they will hold another training camp for one week ahead of the group stage matches.

The final 25 man Squad with clubs and shirt numbers in brackets.

Goalkeepers: Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC, 1), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC, 18), Alionzi Legason Nafian (URA FC, 19)

Ikara Tom (Police C, 20)

Defenders: Hassan Muhamood (Police FC, 2), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC, 3), Mujuzi Musitafa (Kyetume FC, 4), Ssenjobe Eric (Police FC, 5), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC, 12), Willa Paul (Vipers SC, 15), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC, 21), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC, 24)

Midfielders: Mawejje Tonny (Police FC, 6), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC, 8), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC, 14), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC, 16), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC, 22), Watambala Abdu Karim (Vipers SC, 25)

Forwards: Ojera Joackim (URA FC, 7), Brian Aheebwa (KCCA FC, 9), Ocen Ben (Police FC, 10), Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC, 11), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC, 13), Jagason Muhammad Shaban (Vipers SC, 17), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC, 23)

Uganda’s group stage fixtures at CHAN Finals 2020

Rwanda vs Uganda 18.1.2021 Stade de la Réunification-Douala 8pm Local Time, 10pm EAT
Uganda vs Togo 22.1.2021 Stade de la Réunification Douala 8pm Local Time, 10pm EAT
Uganda Vs Morocco 26.1.2021 Stade de la Réunification Douala 8pm Local Time, 10pm EAT


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