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Godfrey Walusimbi reports to camp as Uganda Cranes get ready to face Tanzania

09:58 SAST 2018/09/04
Gor Mahia sign Godfrey Walusimbi.
Uganda Cranes, who top Group L with three points, are set to host Taifa Stars at the Nambole Stadium on Saturday

Former Gor Mahia defender Godfrey Walusimbi is among 24 players, who made the cut in Uganda Cranes squad to face Tanzania.

Walusimbi, who ditched Kenyan champions for a deal with Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa, is expected to play a key role for Cranes against Taifa Stars.

Walusimbi, striker Edrisa Lubega and goalkeeper Salim Jamal are some of the players, who took part in Monday training session at the Namboole Stadium.

Other Group L members are Cape Verde, who lost to Uganda by a solitary goal and Lesotho, who settled for a 1-1 draw with Tanzania in the opener.

Uganda Cranes squad: Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (El Meriekh, Sudan) and Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC, Uganda).

Defenders: Denis Iguma (Kazma FC, Kuwait), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa) FC, Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood, Egypt), Murushid Juuko (Simba Sports Club, Tanzania), Denis Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda) and Hassan Wasswa (El Geish, Egypt).

Midfielders: Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC, Uganda), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC, Uganda), William Luwagga Kizito (BATE Borisov, Belarus), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamo, Zambia), Moses Opondo ( Vendsyssel, Denmark), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City, South Africa), Khalid Aucho (Un-attached), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia) and Moses Waiswa (Vipers Sc, Uganda).

Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba SC, Tanzania), Yunus Sentamu (FK Tirana, Albania), Edrisa Lubega (SV Ried, Austria), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt) and Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda).