The head coach of the Cranes of Uganda Johnathan McKinstry, has made known his 25_man traveling squad, that will take part in the four Nation pre_CHAN tournament in Cameroon.
According to fufa.co.ug, the Contingent of 25 players will depart to Cameroon on Monday afternoon (3pm), with KCCA FC players expected to join the team after their CAF Confederation Cup fixture against AS Kigali.
35_year_old McKinstry has named a squad made up of three Goalkeepers, eight defenders, six Midfielders and eight attackers.
The Cranes will be traveling to Cameroon without Goalkeeper’s coach Fred Kajoba, who was released from camp, after not being able to observe the camp regulations at the Team Hotel in Kisasi which require all members of the contingent to follow the strict Covid-19 SOPs. Sadiq Wassa has now been assigned to take charge of the goalkeepers.
Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC), Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Tom Ikara (Police FC)
Eric Ssenjobe (Police FC), Aziz Kayondo (Vipers SC), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Musitafa Mujuzi (Kyetume FC), Patrick Mbowa (URA FC), Hassan Muhammad (Police FC)
Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Tony Mawejje (Police FC), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants FC)
Ben Ocen (Police FC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Vianne Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants FC), Joseph Ssemujju (BUL FC), Joackim Ojera (URA FC), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Stephen Mukwala (URA FC), Mohamed Shaban (Vipers SC)
Hamid Juma- Leader of Delegation
Johnathan McKinstry – Head Coach
Abdallah Mubiru – Assistant Coach
Livingstone Mbabazi – Assistant Coach
Alexander McCarthy – Performance Coach
Sadiq Wassa – Goalkeeper Coach
Felix Ayobo – Sport Scientist
Dr. Emmanuel Nakabago – Doctor
Dr. Opika Opoka – Doctor
Ahmed Hussein – Media
Geoffrey Massa – Team Manager
Samuel Hassan Mulondo – Kit Man
Ayub Balyejusa – Kit Man
Paul Mukatabala – Team Co-Ordinator
The pre_CHAN tournament that brings together four countries that will participate in the African Nations championship, will kick-off in Cameroon as from January 01, 2021, and will run till January 07, nine days before the start of the CHAN.
McKinstry and his boys will face Cameroon, Zambia and Niger in the pre_CHAN tournament. The Cranes are paired in pool C of the CHAN, alongside Morocco, Rwanda and Togo.