The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has announced that the national team will play an international friendly match against Iceland on January 12th.
Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic said playing a top team like Iceland who are ranked 62nd in the world will be a very good test for his players.
“We are preparing a team that will play in several international engagements this year including the qualifiers for the TotalEnergies African Nations Championship,” added Sredojevic.
Sredojevic said the match will be played in the Turkish town of Antalya. He explained that they have also secured international friendly matches against Botosani on January 15th and three days later against Moldova.
The Uganda Cranes will also play another international friendly match against Iraq in Baghdad on January 21st and wind-up with a match away to Bahrain on January 27th.
Sredojevic went ahead to summon a team of 44 players including two professional goalkeepers Charles Lukwago (Ethiopia) and Isma Watenga (South Africa). The five international friendly matches are organized by Global Sport Management.
Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (Saint George, Ethiopia), Isma Watenga (Chippa United, South Africa), Joel Mutakubwa (Express), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Nafian Alionzi (URA), Jack Komakech (Vipers)
Defenders: Gavin Kizito Mugwer (SC Villa), Innocent Wafula (KCCA), James Begisa (UPDF), Geriga Atendele (Arua Hills), Abdu Aziizi Kayondo (Vipers SC), Eric Senjobe (Police), Herbert Achai (KCCA), Juma Ibrahim (KCCA), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Denis Iguma (KCCA), Livingstone Mulondo (KCCA), John Revita (KCCA), Enock Walusimbi (Express), Fesali Najib (URA), Kenneth Semakula (Sc Villa), Joseph Bright Vuni (Arua Hill), Benjamin Nyakojjo (URA)
Midfielders: Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers), George Kasonko (BUL), Mahad Kakooza (Express), Ashraf Mugume (KCCA), Shafik Kagimu (URA), Bright Anukani (Vipers), Saidi Kyeyune (URA), Martin Kizza (Express)
Forwards: Kaddu Patrick (Unattached), Milton Karisa (Vipers), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers), Sadat Anaku (KCCA), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Muhamed Shaban (Onduparaka), Rogers Mato (KCCA), Musa Esenu (BUL), Alfred Leku (Arua Hill), Steven Mukwala (URA), Cromwell Rwothomio (URA), Kirya Amos (Gaddafi), Sentamu Yunus (Vipers), Sematimba Titus (Wakiso Giants)