Uganda Cranes playmaker Allan Okello is a doubt ahead of the team’s 2021 Afcon qualifier against Burkina Faso.

The KCCA midfielder failed to make it for the national team’s North East region trip where they are scheduled to play a select side at Katawi Grounds on Saturday evening. Okello is reportedly nursing a knee injury.

Samuel Katawi of KCCA and Wakiso Giants duo Viane Ssekajugo and Hassan Ssenyonjo are also out of the team, alongside Edrisa Lubega of Proline FC.

Cranes are preparing for their match away against Burkina Faso on November 13 before hosting Malawi four days later at Mandela Stadium.

Full squad for Saturday’s game

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

Defenders: Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC), Mustafa Kizza (KCCA FC), Halid Lwalilwa (Vipers SC), John Revita (KCCA FC), Paul Mbowa (URA FC)

Midfielders: Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Joachim Ojera (URA FC)

Forwards: Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United), Fahad Bayo (Vipers  SC)