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Emmanuel Okwi replaces Onyango as new Cranes captain

Veteran forward Emannuel Okwi who plays for Egyptian side Ittihad Alexandria FC has been named the new commander for Uganda Cranes.

Covered multiple times with 26 objectives for Uganda, Okwi assumes control over the rules of Dennis Onyango who declared retirement from the National group about a month prior.

Okwi, 28, will presently wear the armband as Uganda takes in South African National group, Bafana in an International amicable match booked for tenth June 2021, in Soweto.

Following his arrangement, energized Okwi said addressing Uganda is an advantage that he doesn’t underestimate.

“I like the specialized seat and my colleagues for their trust. I additionally thank my fans for their proceeded with help for the National group”- Okwi said.

The forward is generally associated with scoring two objectives in African Nations Cup that guided Uganda to their first-historically speaking last 16 capability since 1978.

In the mean time Uganda Cranes Head mentor Abdallah Mubiru has named a 34 man crew for the match against Bafana on tenth June 2021.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Watenga Ismael (Chippa United FC), 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), Serwadda Stephen (KCCA FC), Lumala Abdu (Pyramids FC), Orit Ibrahim ( Vipers SC), Akandwanaho Joseph (Bright Stars FC).

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


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