Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has picked his final 25-man squad for the tournament in Cameroon.
Apart from Steven Mukwala, BUL FC’s Joseph Semujju, Wakiso Giants’ Hassan Ssenyonjo and URA defender Ashraf Mandela are the other players who have been dropped by the North Irish coach.
Meanwhile, four KCCA FC players have been added to the squad.
These include goalkeeper Charles Lukwago, midfielder Bright Anukani, defender Denis Iguma and striker Brian Aheebwa.
Cranes is currently in Yaounde where they will play Niger on Thursday 7th January2021 in the final game of the Pre-CHAN Mini Tournament.
They will travel to Douala on Friday 8th January 2021, where they will hold another training camp for one week ahead of the group stage matches.
Uganda is in Group C alongside defending champions Morocco, neighbours Rwanda and new comers Togo.
McKinstry also confirmed that Vipers defender and skipper Halid Lwaliwa will skipper the team.
Goalkeepers: Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC, 1), Mutakubwa Joel (Kyetume FC), Alionzi Legason Nafian (URA FC), Ikara Tom (Police FC)
Defenders: Hassan Muhamud (Police FC), Kayondo Abdu Aziizi (Vipers SC), Mujuzi Mustafa (Kyetume FC), Ssenjobe Eric (Police FC), Iguma Denis (KCCA FC), Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC), Mbowa Paul Patrick (URA FC)
Midfielders: Mawejje Tonny (Police FC), Kagimu Shafik Kuchi (URA FC), Anukani Bright (KCCA FC), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC), Byaruhanga Bobosi (Vipers SC), Watambala Abdu Karim (Vipers SC)
Forwards: Ojera Joackim (URA FC), Brian Aheebwa (KCCA FC), Ocen Ben (Police FC), Viane Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC), Orit Ibrahim (Vipers SC), Muhammad Shaban (Vipers SC), Karisa Milton (Vipers SC).