Uganda Cranes team arrived in Nairobi on Friday, September 6 morning ahead of Sunday’s international friendly match against Francis Kimanzi’s Harambee Stars at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.
In the absence of captain Denis Onyango who is reportedly on the verge of retiring from international football, Uganda Cranes interim coach Abdallah Mubiru has named Egypt based striker Emmanuel Okwi as skipper. He will be deputized by Israeli based defender, Timothy Awanyi.
— Harambee Stars (@harambee__stars) September 6, 2019
The team majorly consists of players from the Ugandan Premier League. Foreign-based stars like Faruk Miya, Murushid Jjuko. Patrick Kaddu, Abdu Lumala have not been included in the squad that will take part in the East African derby.
The foreign-based players in the team are; Timothy Awanyi, Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Kizito Luwagga, and Emmanuel Okwi. The rest are locals who Mubiru will be gauging ahead of 2020 African Championship (CHAN) tournament.
Uganda team that will play Kenya
Goalkeepers: Joel Mutakubwa, Charles Lukwago
Defenders: Timothy Awanyi, Halid Lwaliwa, John Revita, Paul Willa, Mustapha Mujjuzi,
Midfielders: Khalid Aucho, Tadeo Lwanga, Kizito Luwagga, Mustafa Kizza, Allan Kayiwa, Fahad Bayo, Muzamir Mutyaba, Paul Mucureezi
Forwards: Emmanuel Okwi, Bright Anukani, Allan Okello