Timothy Awany in action

Uganda Cranes’ preliminary squad for the 2019 AFCON in Egypt has been named with preparations in line for the tournament this summer in Egypt.

Sebastien Desabre

Former Gor Mahia midfielder Khalid Aucho, who features for Churchill Brothers in India and England-based player Bevis Mugabi, who plays for relegated side Yeovil Town FC have made the cut as well as Egypt based Daniel Isiagi.

The Afcon preliminary squad will camp at Kabira Country Club for residential training starting Monday, May 13. Coach Desabre will then pick a 26-man squad for further training in the United Arab Emirates.

This squad will join the foreign-based players, and then three players will be cut for the trip to Egypt.

James Alitho

Uganda will be a making a second successive appearance in the competition and will be keen to go past the group stages. They have been drawn alongside hosts Egypt, DRC Congo and Zimbabwe.

Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and James Alitho (URA FC).

Defenders: Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town FC – England), Brian Majwega (Maroons FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Unattached), Awany Timothy (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC) and Mujuzi Mustafa (Proline FC).

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Churchill Brothers- India), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (unattached), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Allan Okello (KCCA FC) and Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC).

Forwards: Daniel Isiagi (Al Nassr FC- Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Balinya Juma (Police FC), Henry Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC) and Joel Madondo KJSSS FC).