Uganda Cranes preparations for the double header against the Amavubi Stars of Rwanda in the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers are getting hotter day by day.
As we talk, the squad of local based players has been downsized from 33 to 28.
This was announced by head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic after the morning training at Lugogo on Wednesday.
Joachim Ojera, George Kaddu, Ibrahim Wamannah, Davis Kasirye and David Bagoole are the five players whose stay in the camp was cut short.
The team that started preparations on Monday, is expected to play a practice match against KCCA FC and Vipers SC on Thursday and Friday respectively.
Inside sources have told Sta Daily Sport that after the two matches, the number will be shortened further to create space for about ten foreign based players who are expected to join the team before flying out to Rwanda.
The Cranes earned identical goal-less draws from their first two games against Kenya and group E leaders Mali.
Uganda travel to Kigali to face Rwanda on Thursday, October 7 before hosting the Amavubi Stars in Kitende, three days later.
Players in camp
Goalkeepers: Mutakubwa Joel (Express FC), Alionzi Nafian (URA FC), Tamale Simon (SoltiloBright Stars FC)
Outfield players: Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Wafula Innocent (KCCA FC), Mandela Ashraf (URA FC), Achai Herbert (KCCA FC) , Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC) , Walusimbi Enock (Express FC), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC), Najib Fesali (URAFC), Mulondo Livingstone (Vipers SC), Waswa Geofrey (KCCA FC), Ramadan Musa (KCCA FC), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Mbowa Patrick (URA FC), Kakooza Mahad (Express FC), Kagimu Shafik(URA FC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mato Rogers, Poloto Julius (KCCA FC), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC), Kizza Martin (Express FC),
Sentamu Yunus (Vipers SC), Mukwala Stephen (URA FC), Rwothomio Cromwell (URA FC), Anaku Sadat (KCCA FC), Aheebwa Brian (KCCA FC