KCCA FC midfielder Gaddafi Kiwanuka has been included in Uganda Cranes’ squad of 35 players who will be used for AFCON Qualification campaign, unvieled by head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic
The youngster has been impressive for the FUFA Super League defending champions locally and on the continent.
Kiwanuka will have a chance to impress Micho at a pre-qualifier training camp next month, although the Serb coach has warned the player he is not guaranteed to make his final team according to sources.
“I have seen him play several times and now I want to see him with the squad,” Micho told a source at FUFA House in Mengo Wednesday morning.
The players will be expected to start training on 7th May 2014 with a residential double session at Mandela Natioanl stadium in preparation for the upcoming qualifier against Madagascar which will be held away in Antananariv0 between May 16th – 18th 2014.
“We have 34 players, including one player who has not been actively involved in football. This is because we are looking at the entire qualification campaign not basically these coming match”, Micho said.
FUFA Vice President in charge of technical issues, Mujib Kasule told the packed press conference about the professional code of conduct instrument that will be signed by all players and officials before entering camp.
“This code of conduct is basically to streamline the working conditions of the players and the officials before they commence work. It contains details regarding the wages, allowances and match bonuses for the on members of duty while on national team duty”, Mujib clarified.
Micho explained all the named players were on merit and they plan to play a friendly game before the first leg.
Denis Onyango (Wit University – South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George – Ethiopia), Ismail Watenga (Vipers SC), Benjamin Ochan (SCVU)
Andrew Mwesigwa (Ordabasy – Kazakhstan), Savio Kabugo (SCVU), Ochaya Joseph (Asante Kototo), Alex Kakuba (FC Covilha), Isaac Muleme (SCVU), Denis Iguma (SCVU), Nicolas Wadada (Vipers SC), Joseph Owino (Simba SC – Tanzania), Isaac Isinde (St George – Ethiopa), Henry Kalungi (Richmond Kickers), Ivan Bukenya (Kaizer Chiefs, South Africa),
Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia), Geofrey Baba Kizito (Gor Mahia – Kenya), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Gaddafi Kiwanuka (KCC), Kiziito Luwagga, Tonny Mawejje (Haugesund, Norway), Ivan Ntege (KCC), Allan Kyambadde (Express), Moses Oloya (Binh Doung, Vietnam), Martin Mutumba (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey), Brian Majwega (KCC, Uganda)
Geofrey Massa (Pretoria University, South Africa), Emmanuel Okwi (Yanga – TZ), Hamis Kizza (Yanga -TZ), Dan Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia), Tonny Odur, Herman Wasswa (KCC, Uganda), Francis Olaki (Soana) and Yunus Sentamu (As Vita, DR Congo)