Micho reveals why Nelson Ssenkatuka was finally summoned to the CHAN squad

December 23, 2022

Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin Sredojevic has come out to reveal why Soltilo Bright Stars forward Nelson Ssenkatuka was finally summoned to the Uganda Cranes squad.

It should be recalled that Micho earlier this week named a 35 man squad from which he will sieve those to represent Uganda in the 2023 CHAN tournament in Algeria.

This however didn’t have any of the topscorers of the UPL in it.

However, Ssenkatuka was yesterday summoned to join the squad.

According to Micho, Ssenkatuka was on the preliminary list of 5 names.

And the only reason he got called is because of the injury concerns to Vipers captain Milton Karisa and Siraje Ssentamu.

Micho also said that he had originally submitted 40 names but only announced 35.

It was the injury concerns which forced him to look into the 5 unannounced names.

“When we made the team, we submitted 40 names and on the 40 names, we announced 35 names on Tuesday.”

“And it is the 35 names that have brought us to the start of training today but when you immediately get injury concerns of Milton Karisa and Siraje Sentamu.”

 “You have to look into the reserved list of the five players and we have gone with the first name which is Senkatuka.”

“Senkatuka was a long time ago submitted for the visas to Tunisia and Algeria and we have added him to strengthen the striking department.”

“We know his capabilities and he is in line with Frank Sebuufu, and Cromwel Rwothomio for the number nine position, and maybe in addition to those three, Rogers Mato and Milton Karisa may come in.”

“They are five who will compete for the position in training and friendlies and three of them will travel with us for the tournament in Algeria,” Micho noted.

Not naming a natural goalscorer in the CHAN provisional team had irked a lot of Ugandans.

Nelson Ssenkatuka in training with the Cranes squad at the Philip Omondi stadium

This is due to the fact that the national team’s problems recently have been in front of goal.

Currently, Nelson Ssenkatuka is the joint topscorer in the UPL with 7 goals same as Maroons Fred Amaku.

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