Micho and FUFA PRO Hussein reveal the Cranes team.
PHOTO VIA @UgandaCranes
AFCON 2017 qualifiers
March 26 - Burkina Faso v Uganda
March 29 - Uganda vs Burkina Faso
Team P W D L F A Pts
Uganda 2 2 0 0 3 0 6
Burkina Faso 2 1 0 1 2 1 3
Botswana 2 1 0 1 1 2 3
Comoros 2 0 0 2 0 3 0
Cranes coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredejovic has today called 30 players to prepare for key games against Burkina Faso end of this month.
Included are star players, Farouk Miya of Standard Liege in Belgium, and Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango. Denmark-based Emmanuel Okwi, who has had a long spell outside Cranes as he settled into his club, is also back.
Belgium-based Miya (top) and Okwi (above) are in the team
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Uganda, who are top of Africa Cup of National 2017 qualifying Group D, fly to Burkina Faso for a game March 26, and are expected back home for the return match on March 29 under floodlights at Namboole.
With two key games in three days, FUFA is still on its knees asking government for a chartered flight to boost their chances of getting maximum points.
“Our team will prepare under harsh conditions, especially in regard to flights, if Government does not come in with support like they did against Togo’ said FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo at a recent press briefing.
Team training starts with non residential drills on Friday, 18th March 2016 at the Nelson Mandela National stadium, according to the FUFA website.
The referees to handle the first leg will come from Egypt.
The 32 picked
Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sun Downs, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia), James Alitho (Vipers, Uganda), Salim Jamal (El Merriekh, Sudan)
Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Itihad, Lebanon), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Joseph Nsubuga (Bright Stars, Uganda), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Denis Okot Oola (KCCA, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (SC Villa, Uganda), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Al Shorta, Iraq), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA, Uganda), Bernard Muwanga (Bright Stars, Uganda)
Midfielders: Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids, US), Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Moses Oloya, Yassar Mugerwa (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Tonny Mawejje (Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, Iceland), Ivan Ntege (KCCA, Uganda), William Luwagga Kizito (Feirense, Portugal), Mike Sserumaga (SC Villa, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia), Farouk Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium)
Forwards: Geofrey Massa (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Emmanuel Okwi (Sonderjsyke, Denmark), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers, Uganda), Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza (Simba, Tanzania), Ceasar Okhuti (KCCA, Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline, Uganda)
Burkina Faso last week named a strong team for the two games.
The Burkina Faso team
1- Abdoulaye SOULAMA: Heart of Oak (Ghana)
2- Daouda DIAKITE: Free State Stars FC (South Africa)
3-Koffi Kouakou: Asec Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
4-Bakary Kone: Olympique Lyonnais (France)
5-YAGO Steeve: Toulouse (France)
6-Abdoul Aziz Kabore: Valenciennes (France)
7-Bakary SARE: Guimarães (Portugal)
8-Abdoul Razak Traore: Konyaspor (Turkey)
9-Alain Traore: FC Lorient (France)
10-Aristide BANCE: Chippa United (South Africa)
11 Charles Kabore: FC Krasnodar (Russia)
12-Bakary Kone Dibba Al Fujayira (Emirates)
13-Jonathan Zongo: Almeria (Spain)
14-Yacouba MANDO: Kozaf (Burkina Faso)
15-Issouf DAYO: RC Berkane (Morocco)
16-Préjuce NAKOULMA Mersin Idmanyurdu Sport Klubu (Turkey)
17- Issa GOUO: ASFA (Ghana)
18. Jonathan PITROIPA: AL Nasr (Dubai)
19-Bertrand Traore: Chelsea (England)
20- Patrick MALO: JS Kabylie (Algeria)
21-Adama Guira: Sonderjyske (Denmark)
22 Cyril BAYALA: Daklyeh (Egypt)
23 Cyril kpan: USFA (Burkina Faso)
24-Yacouba Coulibaly: RCB (Burkina Faso)
25-Banu DIAWARA: JS Kabylie (Algeria)