June 26, 2022

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2023 AFCON Qualifiers: Former Crystal Palace Striker Sekajja, Two Other Added to Cranes Squad.

2023 Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifiers 

Former Crystal Palace Striker Sekajja, Two Other Added to Cranes Squad.

  • 4th June 2022- Algeria vs Uganda in Oran
  • 8th June- Uganda vs Niger in Kitende.

 

Uganda Cranes Head coach Mulitun ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has confirmed that Former Crystal Place forward Ibra Sekajja, Nathan Odokonyero and Tirhys Luknyomoi are the players that will be joining the camp in preparations for the 2023 AFCON Qualifiers.

 

The three forwards all plying their trade in England, joins the 33 man preliminary Squad named by Micho earlier.

 

Experienced 29 year old striker Sekajja,that garduated from the Crystal Palace Academy, started his senior career there, has played for Kettering Town, Bromley, Inverness CT, Livingston, Braintree, Maidenhead and others.

 

Sekajja born in Mulago hospital- Kampala, represented England once at Under 16.

 

He has managed to score five goals in the 12 appearances he has managed in 2021/22 season.

 

The trio will be assessed together with the players already in camp for inclusion in the final squad as FUFA finalises with processing of the official documents.

 

Sekajja who plays for Dulwich Harmlet FC, Odokonyero Nathan of Bognor Regis FC are expected to arrive on Wednesday while Tirhys Luknyomoi (AFC Port Chester FC) is expected to jet in today.

 

Ibra Sekajja stint at now Premier league club Crystal Palace.

Ibra was first noticed by a scout from Crystal Palace a Premier League club for his footballing talent whilst playing during a match at Elmwood Primary School. His pace, technical skill, dribbling, height and striking were noticed at the age of 10.

 

Sekajja made his professional debut for Crystal Palace on 30 April 2011, in a fixture at Hull City. He scored a late 88th-minute equaliser with his first touch. Sekajja had dominated the pitch in the last few vital minutes of the match, ensuring a draw against Hull which secured Palace’s safety in the Championship. He celebrated with a triple backflip.

 

The Teenage-striker Odokonyero (19), born in Hove- England, has had an impressive season with Bognor Regis FC to earn him a place in Micho’s team.

 

Ugandan striker Odokonyero in action: Courtsey Photo.

 

The Uganda Cranes Preliminary Squad for 2022 AFCON Qualifiers

 

Goalkeepers

Lukwago Charles, St. George-Ethiopia, Bellagambi Giosue, Huddersfield Town, England, Alionzi Nafian, URA FC Uganda

 

Defenders

Bwomono Elvis, IBV Iceland, Kizito Gavin, Sc Villa Uganda, Begisa James, UPDF FC, Uganda, Muleme Isaac, Viktoria Zizkov Czech Rep, Kayondo Abdu Azizi, Real Monarchs USA, Mugabi Bevis, Motherwell, Scotland, Awanyi Timothy, Ashdod Israel, Lwaliwa Khalid, Vipers SC Uganda, Ramadan Musa, Cincinnati USA, Mulondo Livingstone, Vipers SC Uganda, Walusimbi Enoch, Express FC Uganda

 

Midfielders

Aucho Khalid, Yanga Tanzania, Byaruhanga Bobosi, Vipers SC Uganda, Youngman Marvin, Bright Stars FC Uganda, Serwadda Stephen, New York Red Bulls USA, Mutyaba Muzamil, Kiyovu Sports Rwanda, Mato Rogers, KCCA FC, Uganda, Miya Faruku, Lviv Ukraine, Okello Alan, Paradou Algeria

 

Attackers

Karisa Milton, Vipers SC Uganda, Aliro Moses, Wakiso Giants FC Uganda, Kiwanuka Hakim, Proline FC Uganda, Yiga Najib, Vipers SC Uganda, Kyambadde Alan, Gouna Egypt, Kizza Martin, Express FC Uganda, Okwi Emanuel, Kiyovu Sports Rwanda, Bayo Fahad, Bnei Sakhin Israel, Kakooza Derick, Valmiera Latvia, Anaku Sadat, KCCA FC Uganda, Shaban Mohamed, Onduparaka FC Uganda, Ibra Sekajja( Dulwich Harmlet), Odokonyero Nathan(Bognor Regis FC), Tirhys Luknyomoi