Germany based Herbert Bockhorn is a big doubt for Uganda Cranes’ 2019 AFCON qualifier tie against Tanzania Taifa Stars due to injury.
A right back by trade, the 24 year-old reportedly picked up an injury while playing for his RegionaI Liga West side Borussia Dortmund II over the weekend.
Bockhorn was a surprise inclusion on the list of foreign based players that were summoned by Sebastien Desebare for the Tanzania game slated for 24th March 2019.
Bockhorn was born in Uganda at Nsambya Hospital on 31st, January 1995 to a German father, Hartwig Bockhorn and a Ugandan mum, Jean Marion Nansubuga.
Later, the family moved to Germany where Bockhorn started his career as a footballer at TSV Melsdorf in 2002.
Federation of Uganda Football Association has been in frenetic efforts to secure dual citizen ship for the player but Coach Desabre confirmed the untimely impediment.
“It is unfortunate that Herbert Bockhorn got injured while at his club. We might be forced to call up another foreign based player to fill up his slot because he needs 10-15 days before the assessment,” The French tactician while in the media interface after Wednesday morning training at Star Times Lugogo.
He joins utility player player Dennis Iguma to pull out of the squad. Iguma was replaced by Ethiopia based Kirizestom Ntambi.
Uganda Cranes is currently preparing for their last AFCON 2019 group L qualifier away to Tanzania on 24th March 2019.
Name: Herbert Bockhorn
Parents: Jean Marion Nansubuga and Hartwig Bockhorn
Date of Birth: 31st, January 1995
Place of Birth: Nsambya Hospital, Kampala
Current Team: Borussia Dortmund II
Teams Played for Youth Clubs
TSV Melsdorf – 2000- 2002
FC Kilia Kiel – 2002-2006
SV Werder Bremen Youth – 2006- 2011
SV Werder Bremen U17 – 2011/2012
SV Werder Bremen U18- 2012/2013
SV Werder Bremen II – 2014/15
SC Wiedenbrück – 2015/16
Borussia Dortmund II- 2016