Uganda Interim Coach, Moses Basena, has named a 27-man squad to face Egypt in a FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 double-header against Egypt.

The Cranes host the Pharaohs in a Group E Day three clash on Thursday, 31 August 2017, in Kampala before travelling five days later to the Mediterranean resort city of Alexandria for the reverse.

There are a number of returnees such as Zambia-based defender, Isaac Isinde who features at Buildcon, midfielder William Luwagga Kizito who has just signed for CSM Politehnica Ia?i in Romania and defensive midfielder Ivan 'Kojja' Ntege, who recently joined Botswana champions, Township Rollers.

Luwagga turned down call-ups under former coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredejovic, but Basena who deputized for the latter has decided to offer him a second chance.

The Cranes have four points after two rounds of matches, two behind leaders Egypt. Ghana and Congo trail in that order with a point and no point respectively.

Uganda are hoping for a first ever qualification to the Mundial since its inception in 1930.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Ismail Watenga (Vipers), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA)

Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers), Isaac Muleme (KCCA), Timothy Dennis Awany (KCCA), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa), Geofrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Dennis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Paul Musamali (KCCA), Isaac Isinde (Buildcon, Zambia)

Midfielders: William Luwagga Kizito (CSM Politehnica Ia?i, Romania), Aucho Khalid (Unattached), Geofrey 'Baba' Kizito (Than Qu?ng Ninh, Vietnam), Ivan Ntege (Township Rollers, Botswana), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA), Moses Waiswa (Vipers), Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Wasswa Hassan Mawanda (Njimeh Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos, Zambia)

Source: Confederation Africaine de Football

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