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Micho names his final 23 UPL stars for Chan 

Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has revealed his final 23 Uganda Premier League (UPL) stars to represent the country at the Africa Nation Championship (Chan) finals.

Uganda open their 2023 Chan campaign on Saturday against the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the Algerian port city of Annaba. 

Senegal and Ivory Coast complete this Group B of the home-based players tournament.

Uganda are looking to advance from the group for the first time in six attempts while DRC are pushing for their third Chan title. 

To carry out the task, Micho named his best 23 after a 10-day camp in Tunisia, where the Cranes drew their three friendlies against Sudan, Cameroon and Mali.

UPL champions Vipers dominate the squad with nine players.

The Cranes have featured at Chan finals on five occasions – in 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

Uganda Cranes Final Squad 

Goalkeepers: Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Gaddafi FC), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC)

Defenders: Ashiraf Mandela (Vipers SC), James Begisa (URA FC), Derrick Ndahiro (URA FC), Isa Mubiru (Vipers SC), Hillary Mukundane (Vipers SC), Kenneth Semakula(SC Villa), Geofrey Wasswa (KCCA FC), Gift Fred (SC Villa)

Midfielders: Marvin Youngman (Vipers SC), Abdu Karim Watambala(Vipers SC), Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC)

Forwards: Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC), Rogers Kassim Mato (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Vipers SC), Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants), Frank Ssebufu (Wakiso Giants FC), Nelson Senkatuka (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)

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