Sebastien Desabre, coach of Uganda
Friday May 25, 2018. 14:00
As Uganda prepare to fly out to Niger for their international friendlies against Niger and Central African Republic, coach Sebastien Desabre is happy with his selections.
The Cranes manager named his 23-man squad to face Niger and Central Africa Republic between May 27 and June 3, which includes six local-based players.
Seven foreign-based players including goalkeeper Salim Jamal, Isaac Muleme, Mrushid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Allan Kateregga, Khalid Aucho and Kizito Luwagga have already been training at Lugogo.
Skipper Denis Onyango and the rest of the foreign-stationed legion are expected to link up with the team en route to Niger.
Media reports in the country suggest that SC Villa midfielder Nicholas Kasozi is a notable omission.
The league’s two top scorers, Daniel Sserunkuma of Vipers, who has now scored 16 goals, and Nelson of Bright Stars with 15, did not also make the cut.
“I watch all these players,” Desabre told Daily Monitor at Lugogo.
“I’ve seen Senkatuka play, yesterday I saw Sserunkuma (score a hat trick against Express), even Sadam Juma, all good players.
“But this is my choice now. I have called seven new players who I also want to see before I can name my 23 for Tanzania and Lesotho.
“All boys have chance in the national team but the first attraction for me is if you are given chance, you must give 100 per cent and must have discipline on and off the pitch.
“You must have heart and determination.”