Wakiso Giants midfielder Ibrahim Owen Kasule headlines players dropped by coach Micho as the Uganda Cranes continue to prepare for the CHAN tournament.
Three goalkeepers Mathias Muwanga (Onduparaka), Emmanuel Kalyowa, and Abdul Magada (Gaddafi) alongside midfielder Saidi Kyeyune (URA) are the other players dropped.
The rest of the squad, now comprising of 25, will fly out on Sunday for a training camp in Tunisia.
Kasule’s dismissal will come as a surprise to many after his stellar form in the league.
The creative midfielder leads the league in assists with five!
Kyeyune who was part of the Cranes team that featured at the last CHAN tournament is another surprise omission.
But there is room for young goalkeeper Jack Komakech alongside his Vipers teammate Najib Yiga.
Uganda, in Group B alongside DR Congo, Senegal and Ivory Coast, will play some friendlies while in Tunisia.
Goalkeepers – Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Gaddafi FC), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC)
Defenders – Ashiraf Mandela (Vipers SC), James Begisa (URA FC), Derrick Ndahiro (URA FC), Isa Mubiru (Vipers SC), Hillary Mukundane (Vipers SC), Kenneth Ssemakula(SC Villa), Geoffrey Wasswa (KCCA FC), Gift Fred (SC Villa)
Midfielders – Siraje Ssentamu (Vipers SC), Marvin Joseph Youngman (Vipers SC), Abdu Karim Watambala(Vipers SC), Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC)
Forwards – Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC), Rogers Kassim Mato (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Vipers SC), Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants), Frank Ssebufu (Wakiso Giants FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Nelson Ssenkatuka (Bright Stars)