Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has named the trio of Moses Waiswa, Yunus Sentamu and Abdu Lumala among the 40 for CHAN preparations.
The three had fallen out with the Serbian over different reasons ranging from tactics, and being dropped from World Cup qualification squads, with all threatening to retire from international football.
Uganda will either face Somalia or Tanzania at the final qualification hurdle and the coach states there is a need to make early preparations.
“Having in mind that Tanzania have a doubleheader against Somalia with both games played in Dar es Salaam, chances are high that we will face Tanzania though I do not want to rule out the surprise element of football,” he started to the FUFA website.
“With our target set at qualifying to the final tournament for the final tournament, we have to start preparing early enough.”
The winner between Somalia and Tanzania will host Uganda between the 26th -29th of August.
The return leg will be played at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende with the winner on aggregate qualifying for the final tournament slated for January in Algeria.
The team will enter a residential camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel, Kisasi on Monday, 25th July 2022.
Goalkeepers: Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Richard Anyama (Arua Hill SC), Emmanuel Kalyowa (BUL FC), Denis Otim (Express FC), Mathias Muwanga (Onduparaka FC)
Defenders: Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Livingstone Mulondo (Vipers SC), Najib Fesali (URA FC), Joseph Bright Vuni (Arua Hill SC), Kenneth Ssemakula (SC Villa), John Revita (KCCA FC), Walter Ochora (BUL FC), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa), James Begisa (URA FC), Hillary Onek (BUL FC), Brian Mato (Proline FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Derrick Ndahiro (URA FC), Disan Galiwango (Vipers SC), George Kaddu (Wakiso Giants FC)
Midfielders: Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC), Marvin Youngman (Vipers SC), Siraje Ssentamu (Vipers SC), George Kasonko (BUL FC), Titus Ssematimba(Wakiso Giants FC), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Simon Peter Oketch (BUL FC), Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC)
Forwards: Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Abdu Lumala (Vipers SC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Rogers Mato (KCCA FC), Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Martin Kizza (Express FC), Rashid Kawawa (Arua Hill SC), Muhammad Shaban(Onduparaka FC), Yunus Ssentamu (Vipers SC), Richard Basangwa (Gaddafi FC), Oscar Mawa (SC Villa)