2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Anaku to miss Cranes double header against Tanzania

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David GOMBE

Uganda Cranes striker Sadat Anaku will miss the AFCON Qualification double header against neighbours Tanzania.

Anaku who features for Scottish side Dundee United will miss the Cranes encounters against Tanzania due to injury.

His club Dundee United confirmed to FUFA that the forward is injured.

Anaku missed Dundee United’s league contest against St.Mirren.

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He last played for Dundee United senior team during their 1-1 draw at Livingston on March 8th. Last night he however played for Dundee United B as they beat Queens Park in the Reserves League.

The former KCCA FC striker has made 12 league appearances for Dundee United. Anaku is yet to make a senior Cranes debut.

Meanwhile, foreign based players who include skipper Emmanuel Okwi, Farouk Miya, Isma Mugulusi, Steven Sserwadda and assistant captain Khalid Aucho have joined the Cranes camp at Mecure Hotel in Ismailia, Egypt.

Uganda will play Tanzania on Friday, 24th March at Suez Canal Authority Stadium before the two teams face off again four days later in Dar es Salaam.

Uganda Cranes Squad in Egypt

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Goalkeepers:

Alionzi Nafian (URA FC, Uganda), Lukwago charles (St. George, Ethiopia), Magoola Salim Omar (GK) (Richards Bay FC, South Africa)

Defenders:

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

Midfielders:

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

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

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