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CHAN 2023: Tears as 7 players are dropped out of squad

by Nnalubaale Sports
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As preparations for the African Nations Championships (CHAN) take shape, Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich has sent seven players home.

Cromwel Rwothomio, Grant Matsiko, Arthur Kiggundu, Filbert Obenchan, Bright Vuni, Muhammed Ssenoga Kagawa and Hussein Ssenoga are the first bunch to be put out.

The opportunity to represent their nation, missing out on the fat cheques and a golden chance of showcasing their skills on a big stage to attract greener pastures had some players in tears.

The summoned provisional squad had 37 locally based players, but is now down to 30. On Saturday, it will further be trimmed to a final 25-man squad.

The Cranes will then on Sunday, head to Tunisia for another training camp where they have three buildup matches before the tournament on January 13th, in Algeria.

Uganda is pitted in Group B along with Ivory Coast, Senegal and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Micho’s charges will open their campaign on January 14th against DRC at the 19 May Stadium, Annaba.


Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Mathias Muwanga (Onduparaka FC), Emmanuel Kalyowa (BUL FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Gaddafi FC), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC), Abdu Magada (Gaddafi FC)

Ashiraf Mandela (Vipers SC), James Begisa (URA FC), Derrick Ndahiro (URA FC), Isa Mubiru (Vipers SC), Hillary Mukundane (Vipers SC), Kenneth Ssemakula(SC Villa), Geofrey Wasswa (KCCA FC), Gift Fred (SC Villa)

Siraje Ssentamu (Vipers SC), Marvin Joseph Youngman (Vipers SC), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Abdu Karim Watambala(Vipers SC), Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC)

Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC), Rogers Kassim Mato (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Kasule (Wakiso Giants FC), Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants), Frank Ssebufu (Wakiso Giants FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Nelson Ssenkatuka (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)

Photo Credit: FUFA Media

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