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Uganda name multiple Egyptian based players in latest squad

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have named five Egyptian based players in their squad for the upcoming international break in which they will take on Burkina Faso and Malawi in 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

With the strides that have been made by the Cranes in the last few years, more and more Ugandan players have begun to ply their trade abroad.

Often in the past, most of the Ugandan squad would have been playing their club football either in their home country or in the neighbouring areas of Kenya and Tanzania.

While there is still a large contingent from there, many more are playing further abroad including five Egyptians in their latest squad: , , Allan Kyambadde, Emmanuel Okwi and .

The full squad is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (Horoya AC, Guinea), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda)

Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Murushid Jjuuko (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Midfielders: Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Tadeo Lwanga (, Egypt), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt)

Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkane, Morocco), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Vipers, Uganda), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Abdu Lumala (, Egypt), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karaganda, Kazahstan)

Uganda take on Burkina Faso away on the 13th of December before a home tie against Malawi four days later.

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