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Yunus Ssentamu has private issues – Micho on why he dropped the Vipers forward

Despite being one of the most prolific goalscorers in the Uganda Premier League, Yunus Ssentamu hasn’t been a constant feature for the national team, the Cranes.

The Vipers forward still wasn’t part of the final squad that coach Micho named as the side prepares for the CHAN tournament qualifiers against Tanzania.

Speaking about his omission from the squad, Micho said that he had been told by Ssentamu how he’s got family issues to handle.

“Yunus Ssentamu already communicated in advance that he has private issues and we respect his decision but we hope to consider him in future engagements.”

Meanwhile Micho also revealed that two more of Vipers player Bobosi Byaruhanga and Halid Lwaliwa won’t be part of the traveling squad.

This is because they are in the process of securing visas to go for professional football.

“Two players from Vipers SC namely Halid Lwaliwa and Bobosi Byaruhanga are in process of securing Visas to go for professional stints but confirmation will about the teams will come from Vipers SC.” He indicated

“Additionally, some players had Passport issues and thus could not travel with us but I’m confident the team named will do a good job.” He stated.

Micho is however confident the squad named will finish off the job. The team meanwhile traveled to Ethiopia yesterday where they will play two friendlies with Ethiopia before going to Zanzibar.

Here they will play another friendly before going to mainland Tanzania for the first leg of the CHAN tournament qualifier at the Benjamin Mkapa stadium.

Travelling Squad

Goalkeepers

Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Denis Otim (Express FC), Mathias Muwanga (Onduparaka FC)

Defenders

Livingstone Mulondo (Vipers SC), Kenneth Ssemakula (SC Villa), John Revita (KCCA FC), Walter Ochora (BUL FC), Gavin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa), James Begisa (URA FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Derrick Ndahiro (URA FC)

Midfielders

Joseph Marvin Youngman (Vipers SC), Siraje Ssentamu (Vipers SC), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC), Isma Mugulusi (SC Villa)

Forwards

Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Rogers Mato (KCCA FC), Martin Kizza (Express FC), Richard Basangwa (Gaddafi FC), Hakim Kiwanuka (Proline FC)

Officials

Leader of Delegation – Juma Abdulhamid Marijan

National Teams Officer -Paul Mukatabala

Head Coach – Milutin Sredojevic

Assistant Coach – Moses Basena

Goalkeeping Coach – Fred Kajoba

Team Manager – Geoffrey Massa

Fitness Coach – Arthur Kyesimiira

Team Doctor – Emmanuel Nakabago

Team Physiotherapist – Ivan Ssewanyana

Team Equipment Officers- Samuel Mulondo and Ayub Balyejjusa

Team Media Officer – Joel Muyita

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