2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup:
Monday, 4th December – Uganda Cranes Vs Burundi
Uganda Cranes head coach Moses Basena has named the final squad for the CECAFA 2017 Championship to take place in Kakamega, Kenya.
The team has three goalkeepers, seven defenders, 8 midfielders and 4 forwards.
Some of the players on the team which won the last CECAFA in Ethiopia are goalies Isma Watenga and Benjamin Ochan, defenders Nico Wakiro Wadada, Joseph Nsubuga, Isaac Muleme, Timothy Awanyi, Shafiq Bakaki and Bernard Muwanga as well as midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba.
Left footed midfielder Method Bassey (Mbarara City), Juma Balinya (Police), Steven Mugisa (Police), Seif Batte (Bright Stars) and Onduparaka goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato failed to make the side.
Sports Club Villa Jogoo defender Ibrahim Kiyemba opted out as he left for greener pastures in South Africa and was replaced with Vipers’ Shafiq Bakaki.
Goalkeepers: Isma Watenga (Vipers SC), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA FC), Ikara Tom (Kirinya Jinja SS)
Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers SC), Joseph Nsubuga (Sc Villa Jogoo), Isaac Muleme (KCCA FC), Aggrey Madoi (Police FC), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Shafiq Bakaki (Vipers SC), Bernard Muwanga (Sc Villa Jogoo)
Midfielders: Tom Masiko (Vipers SC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Mutyaba Muzamiru (KCCA FC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Paul Mucureezi (KCCA FC), Allan Kateregga (KCCA FC), Allan Kyambadde (Sc Villa Jogoo), Saddam Juma (KCCA FC)
Forwards: Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars FC), Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA FC), Hood Kaweesa (Police FC), Daniel Isiagi (Proline FC)
- Leader of Delegation: Chris Kalibala
- Head coach: Moses Basena
- Assistant Coach: Wasswa Bbosa
- Goalkeeping Coach: Fred Kajoba
- Team Doctor: Ronald Kisolo
- Team Coordinator: Jospeh Kasana
- Media Officer: Lawrence Bwanika
- Kits Manager: Saidi Lugolobi