KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre on
Monday named his final 24-man squad for a 2019 Africa Cup of
Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Tanzania.
The team embarked on
training on Saturday before six players were dropped on Monday.
Desabre’s team will host the Taifa Stars of Tanzania in a Group
L match of the qualifiers on Sept. 8 at the Mandela National
“It will be good to
win the game and make sure we make it easier to qualify,” said
the Frenchman who was appointed last December.
“We must score as
many goals to silence Tanzania at Namboole. We are hungry to go
back to AFCON after qualifying last year,” striker Emmanuel
Arnold Okwi said after training on Monday.
Okwi who plays for
Tanzania Premier League champions Simba SC admitted that
although it will be a tough game, they are determined to take
“I know Tanzania
will be hungry to come and win because a defeat will put them in
a terrible situation,” added the striker.
Uganda lead Group L
with three points after stopping Cape Verde 1-0 last year, while
Lesotho and Tanzania are joint second after they drew 1-1 in
their opening game. The 2019 AFCON will be held in Cameroon in
Uganda broke a
39-year jinx by qualifying for the 2017 AFCON that took place in
Following is the
Onyango, Jamal Salim, Charles Lukwago.
Iguma, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Muleme,
Murushid Juuko, Denis Timothy Awanyi, Hassan Wasswa.
Sadam Juma, Tadeo Lwanga, William Luwagga Kizito, Joseph Ochaya,
Moses Opondo, Allan Kateregga, Khalid Aucho, Faruku Miya, Moses
Arnold Okwi, Yunus Sentamu, Edrisa Lubega, Derrick Nsibambi,
Patrick Henry Kaddu.