Uganda names locals in running for South Sudan

Uganda names locals in running for South Sudan
Uganda national team coach Jonathan McKinstry

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Oct 28, 2020. 12:00

Jonathan McKinstry, the head coach of Uganda’s national team, has named a 22-man squad of locally-based players which will be considered for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against South Sudan.


Of the 22 listed players, five or six will be incorporated alongside foreign-based professionals in the final squad for the AFCON qualifiers next month.


Uganda will face South Sudan on November 12 at St. Mary’s Stadium-Kitende in Entebbe, with the return game scheduled for four days later.


The Cranes top Group B with four points, level with Burkina Faso, while Malawi (three points) and South Sudan complete the quartet.


“As previously announced in addition to the squad of 20 foreign-based players for the upcoming double-header against South Sudan in the [AFCON qualifiers], we would be looking to adding five or six Uganda Premier League players to the mix so that they can compete for places in the squad,” McKinstry is quoted by FUFA’s official website.


“In order to give the local-based players the best support, we will be running an advance camp between November 2-8.


“In addition to that, we shall be able to have some early arrivals of foreign-based players whose leagues join this camp in Kampala. The camp will also help the local-based players to push their levels higher and hopefully get some minutes on the field against South Sudan.”







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