Former Kaizer Chiefs defender Godfrey Walusimbi and two Absa Premiership stars have been named in the Uganda squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by coach Sebastien Desabre.
Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango headlines the squad, with Maritzburg United's Alan Kateregga the other South African-based player.
Former Amakhosi left-back Walusimbi is one of two free agents also confirmed into the team ahead of their seventh Nations Cup appearance.
KCCA’s Sadam Juma, Carlstad United’s Alexis David Bbakka and Viper's midfielder Moses Waiswa were the notable omissions by the French tactician.
Uganda will take on Cote d’Ivoire next Saturday in their final preparatory match before heading to Egypt for the prestigious tournament - in which they are alongside hosts Egypt, DR Congo and Zimbabwe.
Uganda's squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal- Sudan).
Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached).
Midfielders: Mike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India).
Strikers: Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania).