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23 May 2024 | Football

Uganda Cranes head coach Paul Put has today Thursday, May 23 named a 28-man squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Uganda Cranes is set to face Botswana and Algeria and both games will be played at the Mandela National Stadium, Nambole.

It will be the first time the National Team returns to its home for the first time since 2019 when they secured a victory against Malawi.

The 28-man squad is made up of four goals, nine defenders, six midfielders and nine forwards.

The squad is expected to enter the camp on Thursday, May 30 to kickstart preparations early enough ahead of the two home games.

Italian-based defender Elio Capradossi appears to be the only surprise call on the squad. The defender plays for Calcio Lecco FC in the Serie B of Italy and his arrival will add more quality to Uganda's backline.

The defender is a graduate of AS Roma Youth Academy and he is a winner of the 2015-2016 Italian U19 Championship with AS Roma's U19 team as the captain.

In the other interesting call-ups, youngster Joel Sserunjogi has also made it to the Uganda Cranes Squad. The holding midfielder had a great season with KCCA and hope he carries his form to the national team.

Uganda is in group G of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. They will take on Botswana on Friday, June 7 before they lock hones with Algeria on Monday, June 10.

Uganda Cranes Squad

Goalkeepers: Isima Bid Rashid Watenga (Lamontville Golden Arrows FC, South Africa), Nafian Alionzi (Defence Forces FC, Ethiopia), Crispus Kusiima (Kitara FC, Uganda), Braddy Jeans Wokorach (SC Villa, Uganda)

Defenders: Elvis Bwomono (St. Mirren FC, Scotland), Kenneth Semakula (SC Villa, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (FK Victoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Abdu Aziizi Kayondo (MFK Vyskov, Czech Republic), Nicholas Mwere (BUL FC, Uganda), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell FC, Scotland), Timothy Denis Awany (FC Ashdod, Israel), Capradossi Elio (Calcio Lecco FC, Italy), Halidi Lwaliwa (FK Bregainica Stip, North Macedonia)

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Yanga SC, Tanzania), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Austin FC, USA), Ronald Ssekiganda (SC Villa, Uganda), Joel Sserunjogi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Ibrahim Kasule (New York Red Bull II, USA), Travis Mutyaba (Zamalek SC, Egypt)

Forwards: Steven Dese Mukwala (Asante Kotoko FC, Ghana), Uchechukwu Mubiru Ikpeazu (Port Vale, England), Denis Omedi (Kitara FC, Uganda), Muhammad Shaban (KCCA FC, Uganda), Fahad Aziz Bayo (MFK Vyskov, Czech Republic), Rogers Kassim Mato (Brera Strumica), Patrick Jonah Kakande (SC Villa, Uganda), Umar Lutalo (SC Villa, Uganda), Allan Okello (Vipers SC, Uganda)

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7 thoughts on “World Cup Qualifiers: Paul Put names 28-man Uganda Cranes squad 


    Boys make ur fellow ugandans to be proude for being ugandans,here is where spirit and love for football arises.


    A man like Omedi Dennis kitara fc

  3. Issa wambuzi says:

    All I pray for is that may God be with you guys

  4. Dumba Josetoxic says:

    Good luck Uganda cranes

  5. Beinomugisha Dennis says:

    Cranes namutima turumbe my fellow supporters but our boys don’t ashame ur

  6. KYEYUNE FRANK says:

    I wish u all the best and pliz show some charge, give us some hope guyz AMEN

  7. KYEYUNE FRANK says:

    I wish all the best and pliz show some charge, give us some hope guyz AMEN

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