Six Kenya Cup players are named in Uganda's 24-man squad set to travel to Nairobi for Saturday's Africa Gold Cup match against Kenya Simbas from 3pm at RFUEA Grounds.
Uganda named the squad on Tuesday for what is tripling up as Elgon Cup second leg and 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifier.
Philip Wokorach, who plies his trade with Kenya Cup runners up Kabras Sugar, returns to the squad after missing Uganda's 55-6 defeat to Namibia a fortnight ago, their opening match of the campaign.
Nondies winger James Odong, Kenya Harlequins' Aaron Ofoyrwoth and Ronald Musajja and Kabras Sugar duo of Pius Ogena and Asuman Mugerwa(Captain) are others named.
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Sevens captain Centre Michael Wokorach, who was influential in 2017 as Uganda and Kenya drew 33-33 at RFUEA, also returns to the squad after missing the Windhoek trip.
Former Kabras Sugar duo of Charles Uhuru and Gerald Sewankambo also make the squad that sees Justin Kimono named as the assistant captain.
The defeat to Namibia left Uganda at position 5 in the 6-team log with no point and a defeat in Nairobi will lower their chances of making it to the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
With Kenya and Namibia bagging two and three wins respectively in the opening matches, the Uganda Cranes will be playing catch up.
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Kenya Simbas routinely won the first leg of the 2018 Elgon Cup beating Uganda 16-34 on May 26, in Kampala which means the visitors start from -18 in the Elgon Cup chase.
The Kenya squad to play Uganda will be named on Thursday at RFUEA by head coach Ian Snook.
Uganda Cranes squad to Nairobi
1. Asuman Mugerwa(Captain) 2. Martial Tchumkam 3. Saul Kivumbi 4. Collin Kimbowa 5. Paul Sekate 6. Joseph Tamale 7. Charles Uhuru 8. Eliphaz Emong 9. Robert Aziku 10. Brian Asaba 11. Byron Oketayot, 12. Simon Olet 13. Ronald Musajja 14. Marvin Odongo Backs 15. Aaron Ofoyrwoth 16. Conrad Wanyama 17. Ivan Magomu 18. Pius Ogena 19. Gerald Sewankambo 20. Micheal Wokorach 21. Justin Kimono(Vice Captain) 22. James Odong 23. Phillip Wokorach 24. Adrian Kasito
Head Coach: John Duncan Assistant Coach: Robert Seguya Team Manager: Robert Omuna Team Doctor: Steven Buyungo
Africa Gold Cup Standings as of July 2