Uganda names squad to face Nigeria in friendly match



Milutin Sredojevic, Uganda Cranes Head Coach, on Friday in Kampala, named a 25-man team to face Nigeria on March 25 in an international friendly.

“I have named the squad and hopefully all of them will make the trip because we need to try out a number of things,” he said.

He said he picked the players based on their current form in their respective teams.

Sredojevic said the squad includes the following, Goalkeepers, Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odonkara (St George, Ethiopia), Salim Jamal (El Merriekh, Sudan), Isma Watenga (Sc Vipers, Uganda)

The defenders are Isaac Isinde (St. George, Ethiopia, Murushid Jjuko (Simba SC, Tanzania), Richard Kassaga (Salam Zgharta, Lebanon), Joseph Nsubuga (Bright Stars, Uganda), Ibrahim Kiyemba (Lweza FC, Uganda), Shafiq Bakaki (Express FC, Uganda), Alex Kakuba (Estoril Praia, Portugal), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia FC, Kenya)

Midfielders are, Dennis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Khalid Aucho (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Keziron Kizito (SC Vipers, Uganda), Derrick Tekwo (Kira Young, Uganda), Mike Azira (Seattle Sounders, US), Chrizestom Ntambi (SC Villa, Uganda), Brian Majwega (Azam FC, Tanzania), William Kizito Luwagga (Sporting Covilha, Portugal), Farouk Miya (SC Vipers, Uganda)

The strikers are Geoffrey Massa (Pretoria University, South Africa), Brian Umony (St. George, Ethiopia), Robert Ssentongo (URA FC, Uganda), Patrick Edema (Beira Mar, Portugal).

Sredojevic said defender, Andrew Mwesigwa and midfielder Godfrey Kizito who were part of the team in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers were not invited, because they were yet to settle with their teams.

He said Mike Azira who features for MLS side Seattle Sounders in the U.S. has been recalled to the team after his last appearance over a year ago in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

The coach said the trios of Alex Kakuba, Patrick Edema and William Kizito Luwagga who ply their trade in Portugal have also been called to the team.


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