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June 23, 2024

Debut Call Ups as Cranes Coach Paul Put names a 28-Man Squad ahead of Botswana, Algeria 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.

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Uganda Cranes Coach Paul Joseph Put named has named a 28-man Squad ahead of the preparations for the much anticipated 2026 World Cup Qualifiers in June.

The Belgian-Born coach revealed the summoned squad on Thursday in a press conference held at FUFA Complex in Mengo. The coach believes these players will be up to the task in the upcoming games. “I believe the players summoned are in the right shape and in perfect condition to represent the country,” he says.

Uganda Cranes Coach Paul Joseph put at the press conference

Uganda Cranes will play Botswana and Algeria on 7th and 10th June respectively in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at Mandela National Stadium -Namboole. The Cranes return to the facility for the 1st time since 2019.


Notably, new faces on the team is defender Elio Capradossi who plies his trade at Serie B side Calcio Lecco FC in Italy and KCCA FC Midfielder Joel Sserujjogi who has had a remarkable season at the lugogo based club.

The summoned team is expected to enter residential camp on 30th May 2024.

Summoned 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)

Upcoming World Cup Qualifiers:
*June 7: Uganda Cranes Vs Botswana , 7pm
*June 10: Uganda Cranes Vs Algeria, 7pm

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