Luknoyomoi boasts pace, flair and strength

Whenever a new individual is summoned for national duty, the biggest question is always: ‘What are they bringing along with them?’ Tirhys Luknyomoi is one of the new faces on the Uganda Cranes provisional squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. After realizing his dream of being called up to the national team, […] The post Luknoyomoi boasts pace, flair and strength appeared first on Latest football news in Uganda.

Luknoyomoi boasts pace, flair and strength

Whenever a new individual is summoned for national duty, the biggest question is always: ‘What are they bringing along with them?’

Tirhys Luknyomoi is one of the new faces on the Uganda Cranes provisional squad for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

After realizing his dream of being called up to the national team, Luknyomoi, who plies his trade with the English side AFC PortChester, has described pace and strength as his main attributes.

“My pace and strength, I feel are my main attributes and it is what I am bringing to the team,” Luknyomoi told the media before adding.

“More to that is the flair, the ability to read the other players and be able to exploit their weaknesses.”

“Get past a player or two and know how the goalkeeper is positioned and get to score goals against them,” he added.

The 21-year-old who expressed his willingness to play for the Cranes to this website in April 2022 noted that his desire eased the decision when the opportunity came his way.

“It is a dream come true and the decision was easy when I found out that there was an opportunity, this is what I wanted to do right from childhood.”

Luknyomoi is looking forward to making it into the final squad for the qualifiers and ensuring that the Cranes return to the AFCON.

And he is as well hoping that one day he will play in one of the top five European leagues.

Luknyomoi and the other two forwards Ibra Sekajja and Nathan Odokonyero who feature for Dulwich Hamlet FC, and Bognor Regis FC respectively, and goalkeeper Giouse Bellagambi of Huddersfield Town are the four new England based players in the Cranes team.

Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic hopes that these players will play an integral part in helping Uganda to return to the continental scene after missing out on the 2021 edition.

Their qualification campaign for the next tournament due to take place in Ivory Coast in 2023 finds them in Group F alongside Algeria, Niger, and Tanzania.

Micho’s charges will start with a trip to Algeria on June 4 before they host Niger four days later on June 8.

Provisional Squad

Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (St.George-Ethiopia), Giouse Bellagambi (Huddersfield Town, England), Alionzi Nafian (URA FC Uganda)

Defenders: Elvis Bwomono (IBV Iceland), Gavin Kizito (SC Villa Uganda), James Begisa (UPDF FC, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov Czech Rep), Abdu Azizi Kayondo (Real Monarchs USA), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Timothy Awanyi (Ashdod Israel), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC Uganda), Musa Ramadan (Cincinnati USA), Livingstone Mulondo (Vipers SC Uganda) Enoch Walusimbi, (Express FC Uganda)

Midfielders: Khalid Aucho (Yanga Tanzania), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers SC Uganda), Marvin Joseph Youngman (Bright Stars FC Uganda), Steven Sserwadda (New York Red Bulls USA), Muzamil Mutyaba (Kiyovu Sports Rwanda), Rogers Mato (KCCA FC, Uganda), Faruku Miya (Lviv Ukraine), Allan Okello (Paradou, Algeria)

Forwards: Milton Karisa (Vipers SC Uganda), Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC Uganda), Hakim Kiwanuka (Proline FC Uganda), Yiga Najib (Vipers SC Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (Gouna Egypt), Martin Kizza (Express FC Uganda), Emmanuel Okwi (Kiyovu Sports Rwanda), Fahad Bayo (Bnei Sakhin Israel), Derrick Kakooza (Valmiera Latvia), Sadat Anaku (KCCA FC Uganda), Muhammad Shaban (Onduparaka FC Uganda), Ibrah Sekajja (Dulwich Hamlet FC), Nathan Odokonyero (Bognor Regis FC), Tirhys Luknyomoi (AFC Port Chester FC)

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