Ugandan national team coach, Moses Basena has announced a squad of 35 players as they prepare to face Ghana in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Among the players is midfielder, Tony Mawejje who says they still have a chance to reach the tournament in Russia next year.
After missing the double header against the Phoarohs of Egypt, Mawejje returns in the latest squad to face Ghana in Kampala.
“It always feels great representing my country,” said Mawejje to the Daily Monitor.
“It wasn’t tough at all for me being away. Being away from Cranes doesn’t mean I’m away from football itself. Football is my life.
“We still stand big chances like other teams in the group. It’s still open so it’s up to us to work for that top spot.
“The top spot to qualify is still open. So all matches are going to be very tough because every team’s survival depends on each match played.”
The Pharaohs lead Group E with nine points. Uganda at number two have seven whilst the Black Stars have five and Congo are on one point.
THE CRANES SQUAD
Denis Onyango, Benjamin Ochan, Isma Watenga, Tom Ikara
Denis Guma, Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Muleme, Isaac Isinde, Muwanga Bernard, Hassan Wasswa, Timothy Awany, John Adriko, Fred Okot
Tony Mawejje, Geoffrey Kizito, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Tom Masiko, Ivan Ntege, Luwagga Kizito, Milton Karisa, Joseph Ochaya, Shafiq Kagimu, Paul Mucureezi, Gadaffi Gardinho,Ibrahim Kayiwa, Tadeo Lwanga
Emmanuel Okwi, Farouk Miya, Edrisa Lubega, Derick Nsibambi, Nelson Senkatuka, Geoffrey Sserunkuma