Kalungi, Mawejje Not Invited for Crucial Mauritania Tie

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Micho told URN in an exclusive phone interview on Wednesday that he had decided to leave out; Daniel Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Tony Mawejje (Haugesund, Norway) Henry Kalungi (Richmond Kickers, US) and Martin Kayongo Mutumba (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey) for various reasons.

Uganda Cranes Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has left out four professional players from the squad preparing for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Mauritania.

Micho told URN in an exclusive phone interview on Wednesday that he had decided to leave out; Daniel Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Tony Mawejje (Haugesund, Norway) Henry Kalungi (Richmond Kickers, US) and Martin Kayongo Mutumba (Caykur Rizespor, Turkey) for various reasons.

Sserunkuma is meant to travel to Denmark in a few days for trials, Kalungi, is also processing a visa to South Africa for trials with one of the top clubs while Mawejje has not been in action for some time yet his club is planning a loan move to a team in Iceland. Mutumba is lacking enough playing time since moving to Turkey, Micho explained.

The Cranes will host Mauritania in the first leg on July 19th at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. The winning team on two legs will join the Group stage that has Guinea, Togo and the Black Stars of Ghana.

The coach said the international friendly matches against Seychelles on Friday and Malawi on Monday will help him decide on the final players to remain in camp for the Mauritania game.

Midfielder Khalid Aucho is also not invited since he is ruled out of the match with two yellow cards picked in the two legs against Madagascar in the second round. Aucho features for Tusker FC in the Kenya Premier League.