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Bayo, Awany return as Micho adds nine foreign based players in squad to face Rwanda

Emmanuel Okwi


Milutin Sredojevic Micho has added nine foreign based players into the Uganda Cranes squad that will be facing Rwanda in a double header in the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The nine include Israeli based duo of Fahad Bayo and Timothy Awany who play for Ashdod SC.

Bayo and Awany missed the opening two games of the campaign because of travel restrictions due to Covid-19.

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Awany returns at the time Murushid Juuko is suspended after receiving a red card against Mali in the previous game.

Other players include Tanzania based duo of Khalid Aucho (Yanga SC) and Taddeo Lwanga of Simba SC.

Goalkeepers Ismail Watenga and Charles Lukwago, Moses Waiswa of Supersport United, Mustafa Kizza of CF Montreal and Viktoria Zizkov’s Isaac Muleme are the others.

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The 32-man Cranes squad/FUFA Image

There is no place for Joseph Ochaya and the team’s captain Emmanuel Okwi.

Aucho is expected to take up the captain’s armband in Okwi’s presence.

Uganda will face Rwanda’s Amavubi Stars on 7th October in Kigali and on 10th October in Kitende.

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