BUL FC players – Nicholas Mwere, Alex Kitata, Tom Ikara and Joel Mutakubwa have been named to the Uganda Cranes provisional roster for its international friendly match against Kuwait on Friday, Jan.19 in Cairo, Egypt.

The four have been in fine form for the Eastern Giants during the first round of the Uganda premier league and it would have been surprising if the Uganda Cranes head coach Paul Put did not include them on the national team’s 25 man squad that was made public on Monday.

Nicholas Mwere

Mwere, 22, earns his second national team call up. The first came at the time the national side played Buganda region select in August last year. He has three goals and five assists at the moment in the league.

Goalkeeper Ikara is looking like the player he was five years ago, with his perfect snap shot stopping abilities and excellent game reading making him BUL’s number one between the uprights. He has so far kept six clean sheets.

Tom Ikara

Alex Kitata is another player who has improved in lips and bounds since joining the Eastern Giants, establishing himself as one of the most lethal forwards in Uganda and has dominated the strikers’ discussions by any sound football fanatic in the country. He has eight goals and four assists to his name at the present.

Alex Kitata

Mutakubwa has been a regular figure in the national team colors, and is part of the pillars that have seen BUL lead the table.

They will join the other summoned players for the residential camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel, Kisasi on 11th January 2024.

Uganda Cranes full squad

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