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UPL Players Dominate Uganda Cranes Final Squad Ahead of South Africa Tie

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Five of the players are from Uganda Hippos including Abdul Aziizi Kayondo, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Isma Muguluusi, Steven Sserwadda and Derrick Kakooza.
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The interim Uganda Cranes head coach Abdullah Mubiru has named the final squad that will travel to South Africa for the upcoming international build-up match against Bafana Bafana on June 10th, 2021 at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto.

The 23 man squad is dominated by local-based players with 15 players from different Uganda Premier league clubs making it to the list. Five of the players are from Uganda Hippos including Abdul Aziizi Kayondo, Bobosi Byaruhanga, Isma Muguluusi, Steven Sserwadda and Derrick Kakooza. 

The other local-based players are Charles Lukwago, Paul Willa, Walusimbi Enock, Juuko Murushid, Lwaliwa Halid, Mbowa Paul Patrick, Muhamud Hassan, Shafik Kagimu, Ibrahim Oriti and Steven Mukwala. The final team was confirmed after the last training at the MTN Omondi Stadium Lugogo on Monday.

The team kicked off preparations for the friendly on Monday last week. After announcing the squad, the Uganda Cranes stand in Coach Abdallah Mubiru hailed the players who have been part of the training camp for their commitment and eagerness to represent their country. 

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According to Mubiru, the South African based players including the goalkeeper, Ismael Watenga and Moses Waiswa will join the team when it arrives in Soweto, South Africa. 

   

Full Final squad:

Goal Keepers: Ismael Watenga, Mathias Kigonya, Charles Lukwago

Defenders: Paul Willa, Kizza Mustafa, Kayondo Abdu Aziizi, Walusimbi Enock, Juuko Murushid, Lwaliwa Halid, Mbowa Paul Patrick, Muhamud Hassan

Midfielders: Lwanga Taddeo, Byaruhanga Bobosi, Kagimu Shafik, Okello Allan, Waiswa Moses Ndhondhi, Lumala Abdul, Orit Ibrahim, Mugulusi Isma, Sserwadda Steven

Forwards: Okwi Emmanuel (Captain), Mukwala Steven, Kakooza Derrick

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