(Xinhua) -- Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien
Desabre has named his final squad that will take part in the
2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.
The tournament meant for players who
feature in their respective home Leagues in Africa will take
place from January 13 to February 4 in four towns in Morocco.
“I believe that the players who I have
selected after a few days of training with them since I joined
last week will do the job. We still have room to improve with
the friendly games against Congo Brazzaville and Cameroon ahead
of the tournament,” said French born coach Desabre before the
team traveled aboard Ethiopian Airlines to Morocco on Wednesday
He also made it clear that all players
will have the chance depending on their form. “No players will
be assured of a place on the team unless he is fit and in good
form,” added the coach who hoped that they go past the group
Uganda who will be based in Marrakech
will play alongside Zambia, Namibia and Cote d’Ivoire in Group
B. Two players Daniel Isiagi Godfrey Lwesibawa were dropped from
the squad that has been training.
Team captain Bernard Muwanga told
Xinhua that they are going to carry the Ugandan flag high. “Our
first task will be to battle to qualify out of the groups for
the knockout stage. But we are confident of putting up a good
show,” he added.
On Tuesday Ugandan President Yoweri
Kaguta Museveni flagged off the team at his country home in
Rwakitura, Ruhaama district.
The Africa Nations Championship will
attract Morocco, Mauritania, Guinea, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire,
Namibia, Zambia, Uganda, Libya, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria,
Rwanda, Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Congo Brazzaville.
Goalkeepers: Isma Watenga, Benjamin
Ochan, Saidi Keni
Defenders: Nicholas Wakiro Wadada,
Joseph Nsubuga, Isaac Muleme, Aggrey Madoi, Timothy Dennis
Awanyi , Seif Batte, Bernard Muwanga, Mustapha Mujuzi, Mustapha
Midfielders: Tadeo Lwanga, Tom Masiko,
Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Milton Karisa, Abubaker
Kasule, Allan Kyambadde, Paul Mucureezi, Rahmat Senfuka, Moses
Strikers: Derrick Nsibambi, Shaban
Muhammad, Nelson Senkatuka