After two friendly matches 1-1 draw against Guinea and 1-0 loss to Congo yesterday in the warm up matches played in Rabat, Frenchman Sebastien Desabre assisted by his technical team has decided to drop Vipers Tom Masiko and KCCA FC young star Mustapha Kizza to make the final 23 player list.
The new Cranes coach Desabre having spent a period less than a month with the players since his appointment, is expected to have a tricky championship with less time to evaluate each players’ ability to tournament kick off and will relly more on assistants Matia Lule and Fred Kajoba.
The 7-day camp for the Uganda Cranes will be completed Thursday 11th January 2018 and team will depart to Marakech for the Total CHAN 2018 Finals. Uganda will battle West Aficans Zambia on 14th January in their opening fixture.
Hosts Morocco will play Mauritania in the opening fixture of the championship on Saturday, 13th January.
Uganda Cranes group fixtures
- Zambia vs Uganda, Sunday 14th January
- Uganda vs Namibia, Thursday, 18th January
- Uganda vs Ivory coast, Monday 22nd January.
Watenga Isma, Ochan Benjamin and Saidi Keni
Nico Wakiro Wadada, Joseph Nsubuga, Awanyi Timothy, Mustapha Mujuzi, Muwanga Bernard, Muleme Isaac, Madoi Aggrey
Karisa Milton, Paul Mucureezi, Kyambadde Allan, Batte Seif, Senfuka Rahmat, Lwanga Taddeo, Kasule Abubaker, Waisswa Moses, Saddam Juma, Mutyaba Muzamir
Shaban Muhammad, Nsibambi Derrick, Senkatuka Nelson.
(Uganda Cranes team in one of the warm matches in Rabat. Photo credit: FUFA/Uganda Cranes media team)