Uganda coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has announced his 23-man squad for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.
The ‘Cranes’ make a comeback after a 29-year absence – previously losing to Ghana in the 1978 finals.
In a bid to shape, they lost two goals to nil on Wednesday afternoon in a warm-up game against Tunisia – a match the coach described his team as a ‘select side’.
Uganda now leave Tunis for Dubai for the final phase of preparations where they will play two friendly game against Ivory Coast and Slovakia.
Uganda will play their first group game against the Black Stars of Ghana on the 17th of January in Port Gentil before playing Egypt and Mali respectively.
The squad is made-up of five local and 18 foreign-based players.
The 23-man Squad
Goalkeepers:Denis Onyango,Robert Odongkara, Salim Omar Magoola
Defenders: Joseph Ochaya, Murushid Juuko, Isaac Isinde, Denis Iguma, NicholasWakiroWadada, Shafik Batambuze, Timothy Dennis Awany
Midfielders: Tonny Mawejje,Khalid Aucho, Godfrey Walusimbi, Michael Azira, Hassan Mawanda Wasswa, Geoffrey Kizito
Forwards: Junior Yunus Sentamu, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, William Luwagga Kizito, Geoffrey Massa, Moses Oloya, Farouk Miya, Muhammad Shaban