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Okwi named Uganda Cranes Captain ahead of friendly with South Africa

Uganda Cranes Head coach Abdallah Mubiru has named Emmanuel Okwi the captain of the Uganda Cranes 34 man squad summoned for the International friendly match against South Africa on 10th June 2021.

Okwi who plays for Egyptian side Ittihad Alexandria FC was unveiled as the new Uganda Cranes Captain on Wednesday and will lead the squad when they take on the South Africa national football team.

The Experienced striker has been on the team for more than six years and is one of the highest-scoring players on the national team.

Uganda’s forward Emmanuel Okwi celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium on June 26 , 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)

According to information obtained by this reporter, the summoned squad will start residential camp training on Sunday 30th May 2021 at 8 am residing at the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi.

Training starts on Monday 31s May 2021 at MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

Full Squad

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Goalkeepers: Watenga Ismael (Chippa United), Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Tamale Simon (Bright Stars FC), Kigonya Mathias (Azam FC)

Defenders: Bwomono Elvis (Southend United FC), Wafula Innocent (Mbarara City FC), Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Kizza Mustafa ( Montreal Impact FC), Kayondo Aziizi (Vipers SC), Lwaliwa Halid ( Vipers SC), Juuko Murushid (Express FC), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (SC Villa), Ssemakula Kenneth ( BUL FC), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC), Walusimbi Enock (Express FC), Muhamud Hassan (Police FC).

Midfielders: Lwanga Taddeo (Simba SC), Waiswa Moses Ndhondi (SuperSport United FC), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Sserubiri Ivan (URA FC), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC), Mugulusi Isma (Busoga United FC), Serwaradda Stephen (KCCA FC), Lumala Abdu (Pyramids FC), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC), Akandwanaho Joseph (Bright Stars FC).

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Forwards: Okwwi Emmanuel (Ittihad Alexandria FC), Bassangwa Richard (Vipers SC), Kaddu Patrick (Youssoufia Berrechid), Kakooza Derrik (Police FC), Sentamu Yunus (Vipers SC), Kambale Eric (Express FC) and Okello Allan ( AC Paradou)

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