Afcon: Allan Kateregga retained as coach Sebastien Desabre name Uganda squad

The Cranes start their campaign against DR Congo on June 22. Then they face Zimbabwe before wrapping up the group against Egypt

Uganda head coach Sebastien Desabre has named the final 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations finals, set for Egypt from June 21.

Despite being currently unattached, Hassan Waswa and defender Godfrey Walusimbi have done enough to convince the Frenchman that they can do the job required.

Ronald Mukiibi, Timothy Awanya, Allan Kateregga, Abdul Lumala, Tadeo Lwanga, and Bevis Mukabi are the new faces in the team, the majority having played in the previous competition.

Those dropped are the injured duo of Moses Waiswa and David Bbaka. Ibrahim Juma and Kirizestom Ntambi did less to convince the coach that they can be of use in Egypt.

The East African nation will play Ivory Coast on June 15 before they leave for Egypt where they are pooled in Group B with the hosts, DRC Congo, and Zimbabwe.

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal, Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia).

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Unattached).

Midfielders: Mike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda).

Strikers: Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania).