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Uganda names squad to face Republic of Congo in Africa Cup of Nations qualifier

02-10-2012 09:34 BJT

KAMPALA, Feb. 9 (Xinhua) -- Uganda has named its squad that will face the Republic of Congo in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Feb. 29.

Bobby Williamson, the national team coach who released the 23-man roster on Wednesday, said that training for the away match will start next week.

Two of the country's stars, team captain Ibrahim Ssekagya and defender Nestory Kizito have been left out of the squad.

"Kizito asked to be left out because he wants to concentrate with club football in Serbia, while Ssekagya in nursing an injury," explained Williamson.

He said hopes that the Salzburg FC defender Ssekagya can recover in time for the other qualifying games.

"I pray that he recovers soon for other games to come," said the Scot.

Also left out of the squad is Scotland-based winger David Obua who was axed from the team last year for disciplinary issues a day before a crucial game against Kenya.

Kayongo Martin Mutumba who features for AIK FC, a Premier League club in Sweden is also expected to premier on Uganda's team.

According to the spokesman for the Federation of Uganda Football Associations Rogers Mulindwa, they are nearing completion of the process to secure Mutumba a Ugandan passport. He has lived in Sweden since the 1970s.

Sqaud:

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Dhaira Abby, Kimera Ali

Defenders: Simeon Masaba, Walusimbi Godfrey, Mwesigwa Andrew, Kavuma Habib, Isaac Isinde, Kalungi Henry, Wasswa Hassan

Midfielders: Oloya Moses, Michael Mutyaba, Ochan Patrick, Matovu Sula, Mawejje Tonny, Kayongo Martin Mutumba, Dan Wagaluka, Kayizzi Vincent, Mike Sserumaga

Strikers: Massa Geoffrey, Emmanuel Okwi, Umony Brian, Geoffrey Sserunkuuma.

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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