Group B rivals Uganda and Zimbabwe named their squads for this year’s CECAFA Challenge Cup tournament which begins on Sunday in Kenya.
Ugandan coach Moses Basena has assembled a squad of 26 players to start training on Wednesday ahead of the regional tournament.
The team will be trimmed to 23 players who will travel on Saturday.
Only one foreign based player has been named on the team. Simba defender Murushid Jjuuko, a member of the Uganda Cranes team at the AFCON 2017 in Gabon is the only foreign based player.
Opponents Zimbabwe also named their squad named a twenty nine Warriors team for the tournament. The Warriors have included the Yanga SC striker Donald Ngoma as the only foreign-based professional in the coach Sunday Chidzambga’s squad.
Sunday will be assisted by Rahman Gumbo of Chicken Inn and Dynamos’ Lloyd Mtasa.
The 2017 edition of the regional tourney starts Sunday 3rd to 19th December with ten teams taking part.
Zimbabwe are pulled alongside defending champions Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Burundi in B of the tournament.
Goal keepers: Isma Watenga (Vipers SC), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA), Nichoals Sebwato (Onduparaka FC) Ikara Tom (Kirinya Jinja).
Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Vipers), Ibrahim Kiyemba (Sc Villa Jogoo), Isaac Muleme (KCCA FC), Aggrey Madoi (Police), Juuko Murushid (Simba-Tanzania), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Savio Kabugo (Proline FC), Bernard Muwanga (Sc Villa Jogoo).
Midfielders: Tom Masiko (Vipers), Mutyaba Muzamiru (KCCA), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers), Karisa Milton (Vipers), Paul Mucureezi (KCCA), Albert Mugisa (Police), Allan Kateregga (KCCA FC), Allan Kyambadde (Sc Villa Jogoo),Saddam Juma (KCCA).
Forwards: Nelson Senkatuka (Bright Stars), Derick Nsibambi (KCCA), Hood Kaweesa (Police), Seif Batte (Bright Stars), Daniel Isiagi Opolot (Proline), Methodious Bassey (Mbarara City).
Goalkeepers: Elvis Chipezeze (Chicken Inn); Herbert Rusawo (Black Rhinos) Takabva Mawaya (Ngezi Platinum Stars)
Defenders: Divine Lunga (Chicken Inn); Praise Tonha (How Mine); Qadr Amini (Ngezi Platinum Stars); Partson Jaure (Ngezi Platinum Stars); Farai Madhananga (Harare city); Peter Muduhwa (Highlanders); Jimmy Dzingai (Yadah Stars); Collin Kwaramba (Chapungu); Kelvin Moyo (FC Platinum); Steven Makatuka (Caps United).
Midfielders: Devon Chafa (Caps United); Gerald Takwara (FC Platinum); Never Tigere (ZPC Kariba); Liberty Chakoroma (Ngezi Platinum Stars); Rodwell Chinyengetere (FC Platinum); Ishmael Wadi (Bulawayo City); Raphael Manuvire (ZPC Kariba); Ali Sadiki (FC Platinum); Clemence Matawu (Chicken Inn) Martin Vengesai (Harare City).
Strikers: Dominic Chungwa (Caps United); Clive Augusto (Ngezi Platinum Stars) Terrence Dzukamanja (Ngezi Platinum Stars) Donald Ngoma; Lot Chiwunga (Black Rhinos)