Four Under-20 players from Uganda’s 2017 COSAFA U20 Cup campaign last month in Zambia have traveled to Morocco hoping to impress in two pre-2018 CHAN friendly’s and make the final cut for the tournament that kicks-off on January 12.
2017 COSAFA U20 Golden Boot winner Mohammed Shaban, who scored four goals at the tournament, goalkeeper Saidi Keni, and defender Mustapa Kiiza are all in the provisional team.
Midfielder Milton Karisa who also featured prominently during the Kitwe tournament is in the 25-member team.
The quartet is hoping to impress new Uganda coach Sebastien Desabre in Rabat where The Cranes will face Congo-Brazzaville on January 6 and Cameroon on January 9 before the Frenchman names his final 23-member team.
Uganda faces Zambia in both sides opening Group B match on January 14 in Marrakesh.
Cote d’Ivoire have arrived in Tunisia for their two-week-long transit training camp and held their first practice session in Tunis on Thursday.
The 2016 CHAN bronze medal winners will face Sudan in a friendly on January 8 in Tunis.
Coach Kamara Ibrahim named his final 23 prior to departure on Monday.
The Elephants face Zambia in both sides penultimate Group B match on January 18 in Marrakesh.
Namibia are entering their first full week of training camp in Tunisia while in transit to Morocco after arriving there on December 27.
The CHAN tournament debutants have one friendly already confirmed for January 6 in Tunis when they face Rwanda.
Coach Ricardo Mannetti has already named his final 23 for the tournament.
Namibia will depart for Morocco on January 11 and will play Zambia in their final Group B match on January 22 in Casablanca.