SPL players named in Uganda provisional AFCON team
The Uganda national team head coach Milutin Sredojevic, popularly known as Micho, has named a provisional 40 – man team from which he will select his final team that will participate in the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon.
The Serbian coach has pulled no surprises, including two players who ply their trade in the Sportpesa Premier League (SPL), Tusker FC’s Shafik Batambuze and Gor Mahia’a Godfrey Walusimbi.
Five keepers, led by Mamelodi Sundowns keeper Dennis Onyango have been named in the squad while former Gor Mahia midfielders Geoffrey Kizito and Khalid Aucho have also been named in the list.
Farouk Miya has had a bad season so far in the Belgian league but is in the team and will contest for a place alongside seven others.
Goalkeepers: Onyango Denis, Odongkara Robert, Jamal Salim, Isma Watenga, Ochan Benjamin
Defenders: Iguma Denis, Nsubuga Joseph, Wadada Nicholas, Ochaya Joseph, Batambuze Shafiq, Juuko Murushid, Isaac Isinde, Mukiibi Ronald, Awanyi Timothy, Kassaga Richard, Lwaliwa Khalid, Toha Rashid.
Midfielders: Aucho Khalid, Mawejje Tony, Wasswa Hassan, Azira Mike, Kizito Geoffrey, Kizito Keziron, Mutyaba Muzamil, Mugerwa Yassar, Sadam Juma, Oloya Moses, Kizito Luwagga William, Walusimbi Godfrey, Mucurezi Paul, Kiiza Martin, Vitalis Tabu.
Strikers: Miya Faruku, Massa Geoffrey, Serunkuma Geoffrey, Shaban Mohamed, Sentamu Yunus, Nsibambi Derrick, Lubega Idrisa, Sekismabu Erisa.