KCCA FC defender Joseph Ochaya (R) takes on Congo Brazzaville in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers at Namboole. He is part of the Cranes team in UAE prepping for the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon

Five KCCA FC players in squad to Tunisia ahead of AFCON finals

KCCA FC midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba (21) in the friendly against Zambia at Namboole, Mutyaba and four others are part of the Craens' team preparing for the AFCON Finals
KCCA FC midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba (21) in the friendly against Zambia at Namboole, Mutyaba and four others are part of the Craens’ team preparing for the AFCON Finals

Chances are high that KCCA FC will be well represented at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals in Gabon after five players from the league winners were included in the 26 man squad before the team flies out on December 31st for Tunisia.

Goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan, defenders Timothy Awany and Joseph Ochaya, midfielder Mazamiru Mutyaba and striker Geoffrey Sserunkuuma all are included in the team.

Initially KCCA FC had seven players in camp but midfielder Paul Mucureezi and striker Derrick Nsibambi were dropped the side as coach Micho Sredojević trimmed it to 26.

The Cranes will play against Tunisia on January 4th 2017 in Tunis in their first buildup game before flying out to Dubai to take on Slovakia on January 8th and later 2015 AFCON winners on January 11.

Micho has until January 4th 2017 to announce the 23 players he will be using for the group D games against Ghana, Egypt and Mali and will have the other three on standby until the tournament starts.

Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango, Robert Odongkara, Benjamin Ochan, Jalim Magoola

Defenders: Denis Iguma, Nicholas Wadada Joseph Ochaya, Shafiq Batambuze, Murushid Juuko, Isaac Isinde, Hassan Wasswa, Timothy Awany

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Tony Mawejje, Geoffrey Kizito, Moses Oloya, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Godfrey Walusimbi, William Luwagga Kizito

Strikers: Edrisa Lubega, Mohamed Shaban, Geoffrey Sserunkuuma, Farouk Miya, Geoffrey Massa