By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: Uganda Cranes Coach Jonathan McKinstry has confirmed five Egypt based players in their squad for the upcoming international matches in which they will take on Burkina Faso and Malawi in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
With the strides that have been made by the Cranes in the last few years, more Ugandan players have begun to ply their trade abroad whereas in the past, most of Ugandan players would play for Clubs either at home or in neighbouring countries of Kenya and Tanzania.
While there is still a large contingent from Kenya and Tanzania many others are playing farther abroad including five in Egypt, who have since joined the squad.
They include; Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Allan Kyambadde, Emmanuel Okwi and Abdu Lumala.
The full squad is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (Horoya AC, Guinea), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda)
Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Murushid Jjuuko (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo)
Midfielders: Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Tadeo Lwanga (Tanta, Egypt), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt)
Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkane, Morocco), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Vipers, Uganda), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karaganda, Kazahstan)