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Mutyaba makes Cranes’ Cut after five year absence

Sulaiman 'Mike' Mutyaba's story has been one of highs and lows. Months after a come-back from retirement, the star has made the Cranes team | FUFA Photo

You can call him Mike Mutyaba or Suleiman Mutyaba, one thing for sure, he is one of the best talents of his generation.

Busting to the scene as a teenager in the early 2000s, Mutyaba was one of the players every national team coach at every level fancied to have on his team. 

Mutyaba last featured for Cranes on March 24th, 2013, during the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers. He has since quit football, gone into player agency, before again making a come back out of retirement. 

Mutyaba is back in the national team fold ahead of the first leg of the 2020 Total African Nations Championship qualifier against Burundi in Bujumbura.

The KCCA FC forward is part of the seven players from the 13 time league champions who made the cut.

Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago, defenders John Revita and Mustafa Kizza, together with midfielders Nicholas Kasozi and Muzamir Mutyaba are the others.

Vipers’ and Uganda Premier League leading scorer Fahad Bayo also makes the cut together with Wakiso Giants’ Vianne Ssekajugo.

Police FC midfielder Yusuf Ssozi is also in line of making his national team debut as he also makes the team after being overlooked for the preliminary round qualifier against Somalia. 

The travelling 18 man squad to Burundi

Goalkeepers: Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Alitho James (URA FC)

Defenders: Willa Paul Vipers SC), Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), Revita John KCCA FC), Mbowa Paul (URA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC)

Midfielders: Mutyaba Muzamir (KCCA FC), Kagimu Shafiq (URA FC), Okello Allan (KCCA FC), Yusuf Ssozi (Police FC), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Vianne Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants)

Strikers:  Sserunkuma Daniel (Vipers SC), Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC), Mike Mutyaba (KCCA FC)

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