Frank Acheampong of Ghana challenges Nicholas Wadada of Uganda during the 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers Russia on 07 October 2017 at Mandela Stadium, Namboole, Kampala. ©Ismail Kezaala/BackpagePix
Wednesday Jan 10, 2018. 14:30
Uganda national team coach Sebastien Desabre has named his final squad for the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship in Morocco.
The Cranes mentor has finalised his 23-man squad after two friendly matches against Congo Brazzaville and Guinea.
Desabre used the two matches against the Red Devils and Syli Nationale to check on the players who were in camp and come up with the final list.
Two players in Tom Masiko and Mustapha Kizza will return home from camp where they have been with the team in Rabat since last Thursday.
The East Africans are in Group B against Zambia, Ivory Coast and Namibia.
In their opening match, Uganda face Chipolopolo on Sunday in Marrakesh.
The Cranes will then face Namibia in their second match four days later and wrap up their group games against the Cote d'Ivoire on January 22.
The Cranes final Squad:
Watenga Isma, Ochan Benjamin, Saidi Keni, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Joseph Nsubuga, Awanyi Timothy, Mustapha Mujuzi, Muwanga Bernard, Muleme Isaac, Madoi Aggrey, Karisa Milton, Paul Mucureezi, Kyambadde Allan, Batte Seif, Senfuka Rahmat, Lwanga Taddeo, Kasule Abubaker, Waisswa Moses, Saddam Juma, Mutyaba Muzamir, Shaban Muhammad, Nsibambi Derrick, Senkatuka Nelson.