KCCA FC trio makes final Uganda Cranes team to Gabon

KCCA FC players Geoffrey Sserunkuuma (20), Joseph Ochaya (2) have been named in Cranes squad to the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon, the other also in the team is defender Timothy Awany.
KCCA FC players Geoffrey Sserunkuuma (20), Joseph Ochaya (2) have been named in Cranes squad to the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon, the other also in the team is defender Timothy Awany.

Defenders Joseph Ochaya and Timothy Awany, striker Geoffrey Sserunkuuma are the three KCCA FC players who made the final 23 man squad that represent Uganda at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Ochaya is a main stay in the Cranes team through the qualifiers having playing five games missing only the opener against Botswana in Kampala.

Timothy Awany is no stranger to the Cranes’ setup having been of part of the 2016 African Championship of Nations (CHAN) in Rwanda together with Geoffrey Sserunkuuma.

Sserunkuuma is a seasoned striker and currently the leading scorer in the 2016/2017 Azam Uganda Premier League season with nine goals.

Awany will don shirt number 20, Ochaya shirt number two while Sserunkuuma has been entrusted with shirt number nine.

Uganda will open the campaign against Ghana on January 17, before playing Egypt on January 21 and last Mali on January 25.
Two KCCA FC players’ midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba and goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan will be submitted to CAF as standbys just in case a final on the final list gets injured before the start of the tournament.

Uganda Cranes 23 man squad with their official shirt numbers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

1 – Robert Odongkara, 2 – Joseph Ochaya, 3 – Geoffrey Kizito, 4 – Murushid Juuko, 5 – Isaac Isinde, 6 – Tony Mawejje, 7 – Junior Yunus Sentamu, 8 – Khalid Aucho, 9 -Geoffrey Sserunkuuma, 10 – William Luwagga Kizito, 11– Geoffrey Massa, 12 – Denis Iguma, 13 – Moses Oloya, 14 – Nico Wadada Wakiro, 15 – Godfrey Walusimbi, 16 – Hassan Mawanda Wasswa, 17 – Faruku Miya, 18 – Denis Onyango, 19 – Magoola Salim Omar, 20 – Awany Timothy Dennis, 21– Muhammad Shaban, 22 – Batambuze Shafik, 23 – Azira Michael