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Uganda coach, Micho Sredojevic has named a strong squad for next week’s international friendly match against Nigeria at the Nest of Champions stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The Cranes would be parading four goalkeepers, eight defenders, nine midfielders and four strikers.

Goalkeeper Dennis Onyango, defender Isaac Isinde, midfielder Kizito Luwagga and striker Geoffrey Massa are among the regular names in the squad, which also include other players who have been active in their respective clubs.

Uganda Defeated Nigeria in the Kampala Leg of their 2008 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier in 2007.
Uganda Defeated Nigeria in the Kampala Leg of their 2008 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier in 2007.

Uganda replaced Bolivia for Wednesday’s friendly after the South Americans opted out of traveling down to Nigeria because of the political situation, with the presidential election slated for 3 days after.

Full Squad

Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns-South Africa), Robert Odongkara, (St. George FC-Ethiopia), Jamal Salim (El Merreikh-Sudan), Ismail Watenga (Vipers FC –Uganda)

Defenders: Isaac Isinde (St. George- Ethiopia), Jjuko Murushid (Simba SC-Tanzania), Richard Kasagga (Salam Zgharta-Lebanon), Joseph Nsubuga (Bright Stars –Uganda), Ibrahim Kiyemba (Lweza FC-Uganda), Bakaki Shafiq (Express FC-Uganda), Alex Kakuba (Estoril Praia-Portugal), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia- Kenya)

Midfielders: Dennis Guma (Al Ahed- Lebanon), Khalid Aucho (Gor Mahia -Kenya), Kizito Keziron (Vipers FC-Uganda), Derrick Tekwo (Kira Young), Mike Azira (Seattle Sounders-US), Chrizestom Ntambi (SC Villa-Uganda), Brian Majwega (Azam FC- Tanzania), Kizito Luwagga (Sporting Covilha –Portugal), Farouk Miya (Vipers FC- Uganda)

Strikers: Geoffrey Massa (Pretoria University –South Africa), Brian Umony (Saint George FC-Ethiopia), Robert Ssentongo (URA FC-Uganda), Patrick Edema (Beira Mar-Portugal)

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