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2026 World Cup Qualifiers: Luwaga named in Cranes final Squad for Guinea, Somalia Games

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David GOMBE

Uganda Cranes head coach Paul Put has named the final squad for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifier matches against Somalia and Guinea.

The Belgian revealed a final team of 27 players that will be in contention for the two games.

Last week, he summoned a provisional squad of 36 players.

Joseph Kizito Luwaga (Hapoel Kfar Saba, Israel), Yunus Sentamu (Vipers SC )and 2023 Buganda Masaza Cup MVP Allan Oyirwoth are part of the final squad.

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Meanwhile, the local based players will travel to Morocco on Sunday with the foreign based joining from their respective clubs.

The Cranes will kickoff their 2026 World Cup Qualification campaign against Guinea and Somalia on 17th and 21st November 2023 respectively.
Both games are be played in Morocco.

Uganda is in Group G alongside Algeria, Guinea, Botswana, Mozambique and Somalia.

Goalkeepers

Salim Omar Magoola (Richards Bay FC, South Africa), Isima Bin Rashid Abdul Watenga (Golden Arrows FC, South Africa), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC, Uganda)

Defenders

Kenneth Semakula (SC Villa, Uganda), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa, Uganda), Elvis Bwomono Okello (IBV Vestamanyaer, Iceland), Abdu Aziizi Kayondo CD Leganes, Spain), Ibrahim Juma (CD Leganes, Spain), Halidi Lwaliwa (FK Bregalnica, North Macedonia), Bevis Kristofer Mugabi (Motherwell FC, Scotland), Denis Timothy Awany (SC Ashdod, Israel), Rogers Ochaki Torach (Vipers SC, Uganda)

Midfielders

Bobosi Byaruhanga (Austin FC, USA), Khalid Aucho (Yanga SC, Tanzania), Hudu Mulikyi (URA FC, Uganda), Allan Oyirwoth (AMUS College, Uganda), Bright Anukani (Vipers SC, Uganda), Joseph Kizito Luwaga (Hapoel Kfar Saba, Israel), Umaru Lutalo (SC Villa, Uganda)

Forwards

Denis Omedi (Kitara FC, Uganda), Fred Amaku (Maroons FC, Uganda), Richard Basangwa (Wadi Degla SC, Egypt), Rogers Mato (Sanliurfaspor FC, Turkey), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC, Uganda), Travis Mutyaba (FC Dynamo Tbilisi, Georgia)

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