Uganda coach Bobby Williamson names squad for Guinea Bissau encounter

The coach said the squad of 28 will be trimmed down ahead of the African Nations Cup clash in June

Uganda national team coach Bobby Williamson has named a squad that will face Guinea Bissau at home in next month’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Scot has named a provisional squad of 28 players who will start training next soon ahead of the clash on June 4.

The tactician said that he may change the squad before the must win clash.

“This squad is not written in stone. I will start with these players, but can make changes where necessary because I will end up with 18 players,” Williamson told New Vision.

There were a few slightly surprising inclusions, namely that of goalkeeper Abbey Dhaira and URA striker Hamis Kizza, who has improved his game this season.

Dhaira, who turns out for Iceland club IBV, has been out of the Cranes side for approximately two years struggling with a persistent groin problem. Kizza has been rewarded for his contributions in a season where he has not only top scored in the league with 14 goals so far, but also for the U-23 side (three goals) in the ongoing All Africa Games qualifiers.

Others included are Steven Bengo and Police defender Lawrence Segawa, US-based defender Kalungi, who turns out for Richmond Kickers, and Ethiopia-based Denis Guma.

The squad:
D.Onyango, A.Dhaira, H.Muwonge, S.Masaba, S.Mpiima, I.Isinde, A.Mwesigwa, H.Wasswa, H.Kalungi, N.Kizito, L.Segawa, G.Walusimbi, D.Guma, V.Kayizzi, T.Mawejje, M.Mudde, O,Kasule, J.Saddam, D.Obua, D.Wagaluka, M.Mutyaba, S.Bengo, G.Massa, G.Sserunkuuma, B.Umony, E.Okwi and D.Kizza.

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