AFCON 2019: Ugandan midfielder Waiswa out of AFCON squad

By Clive Kyazze

Moses Waiswa won’t be part of the 23 to represent Uganda at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations due to a knee injury according to

Waiswa who played five of the six qualifiers as Uganda topped Group L on 13 points was one of those likely to make the final cut once Desabre named his squad. 

The development comes two days to Cranes friendly game against Turkmenistan, at a time when another midfielder Saddam Ibrahim Juma has not trained for days due to fever.

Uganda will also play against Ivory Coast on June 15th before Desabre names his final 23 that will depart Abu Dhabi for Egypt ahead of their June 22nd opener against DR Congo. 

With Waiswa destined to return home, Desabre has William Kizito Luwagga, Khalid Aucho, Faruku Miya, Tadeo Lwanga, as the midfielders at his disposal.

The others are; Kirizestom Ntambi, Allan Kateregga, Lumala Abdul and Sadam Ibrahim Juma. 

Cranes are pooled in Group A alongside the hosts Egypt, Zimbabwe and DR Congo with qualifying to the knock out stage the ultimate target.

The Squad in Abu Dhabi

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara ( Adama City РEthiopia)

Defenders: Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walsumbi

Midfielders: William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazahstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda), Kirizestom Ntambi- Coffee FC, Ethiopia), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), Lumala Abdul (Syrianska FC, Sweden), Sadam Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC-Uganda)

Strikers: Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United, Sweden), Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Okwi (Simba SC РTanzania)

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