Locally based players entered the camp on the 1st of November and had their first training the following day as the coach prepares to select the few that will be joined by the 20 earlier summoned foreign-based players.
Egyptian based forward Derrick Nsibambi did not wait for the end of the screening sessions of the local players that were set to climax on 8th November but rather he yesterday joined the camp.
Nsibambi becomes the first foreign-based player to join the Uganda Cranes camp as they intensify preparations for the South Sudan double-header.
The forward plies his trade with Smouha SC, an Egyptian side where he scored 3 goals in addition to providing 4 assists in 17 league games hence guiding the club to the 5th place finish with 51 points from 34 games.
Since he came with his Covid19 certificate, he will train at Lugogo in a double session with the locally-based players today.
Uganda will take on South Sudan on 12th November at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende with kick-off set for 4 pm before facing off again 4 days later in Nairobi.
Full list of players in the camp:
Goalkeepers: Alionzi Nafian (URA FC), Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), and Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC).
Defenders: Ndahiro Derrick (Sc Villa), GaliwangoDisan (Vipers SC), Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Mandela Ashraf (URA), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC), Kato Samuel (KCCA FC), JuukoMurushid (Express FC), LwaliwaHalid (Vipers SC), and Mbowa Patrick (URA FC).
Midfielders: Mawejje Tony (Police FC), KyeyuneSaidi (URA FC), KagimuShafiq (URA FC), WatambalaKairm (Vipers SC), Owori David (Sc Villa), and Anukani Bright (KCCA FC).
Forwards: Oriti Ibrahim (Vipers Sc), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC), Mukwala Stephen (URA FC), Ahebwa Brian (KCCA FC), and Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha SC).