Despite his fine league form, Paul Mucureezi did not make Sebastian Desabre’s 46-provisonal man squad to start preparations for Uganda’s Afcon qualifier against Tanzania.
The closing Group L qualifying game is slated for 24th March in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es salaam.
The Former KCCA FC attacking midfielder has scored seven goals and 12 assists this season thus far.
He has pivotal in Mbarara City’s impressive league form that has catapulted them 3rd on the league table with 40 points. But however good his stats look, Desabre left him out of the 31-locally based players.
”It’s a disappointment to me but then as a player, you need to stay focused. You never know if you haven’t gone for this, you can come for a better,” Mucuerezi said.
”You never know God has planned better things for you. You might not go for this game when he has something better for you,” the offensive midfielder added.
Mucuerezi’s surprise exclusion irked Mbarara City fans who raised placards that bore words ”Mucuerezi for national team” as the Ankole Lions drew goalless with Express FC at Wakulukuku on Tuesday.
”I have to say I deserved to be part (of the provisional squad) but if it’s the coach’s choice, you have to go with what he has decided to choose.”
Mucuerezi also attributed Mbarara City’s brilliant season to the players and “great job done by coach Livingstone Mbabazi”.
”We have had good planning as players and mostly with the coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi who has done a great job at Mbarara City. We are looking forward to getting a better performance and getting better results in the games to come,” he added.