2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes off to Egypt ahead of Tanzania double header

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David GOMBE

The Uganda Cranes contingent has departed for Egypt ahead of their AFCON Qualifier double header against Tanzania.

The contingent that travelled on Sunday is majorly comprised of locally based players.

Only Charles Lukwago and Halid Lwaliwa are the two foreign based players that travelled today with the rest set to connect with the team in Egypt.

The team will camp in Cairo for two days before relocating to Ismailia.

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Uganda will host Tanzania on 24th March at Suez Canal Authority Stadium in Egypt. The two sides will face off for the return leg at Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on 28th March.

Uganda has only registered one point in their first two group F games.

Players that travelled from Kampala

Goalkeepers:

Alionzi Nafian (URA FC, Uganda), Lukwago Charles (St. George, Ethiopia)

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Defenders:

Torach Rogers (Vipers SC, Uganda), Begisa James Penz (URA FC, Uganda), Mulondo Livingstone (Vipers SC, Uganda), Lwaliwa Halidi (FK Bregalnica, North Macedonia), Semakula Kenneth (SC Villa, Uganda)

Midfielders:

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Ssentamu Siraje (Vipers SC, Uganda), Okello Allan (KCCA FC, Uganda), Mugisha Rogers (UPDF FC, Uganda)

Forwards:

Mato Rogers (KCCA FC, Uganda), Mutyaba Travis (SC Villa, Uganda)

Players that will Connect Direct to Egypt

Goalkeeper:

Magoola Salim Omar (Richards Bay FC, South Africa)

Defenders:

Kizito Gavin (Al Ittihad Alexandria SC, Egypt), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (CD Leganes, Spain), Awany Timothy (SC Ironi Ashdod, Israel)

Midfielders
Aucho Khalid (Yanga SC, Tanzania), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Austin FC, USA), Sserwadda Steven (New York Red Bull II, USA), Mugulusi Isma (Makedonikos FC, Greece), Miya Farouk (Caykur Rizerspor, Turkey)

Forwards
Okwi Emmanuel (Erbil SC, Iraq), Ochaya Joseph (Al Makawdoon Al Arab SC, Egypt), Mukwala Steven (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Bayo Fahad (MFK, Vyskov, Czech Republic), Basangwa Richard (Wadi Degla SC, Egypt), Anaku Sadat (Dundee United FC, Scotland)

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