On Tuesday, Desabre officially released one of the most sought-after lists in Uganda.
The Frenchman secretly kept the cards closest to his chest and many, including those camped at the team’s Rotana base in Abu Dhabi were left perplexed.
Simba striker Emmanuel Okwi will make his AFCON debut as 13 players from the 2017 squad that featured in Gabon make a return.
Uganda Cranes played to a goal-less draw with Asian light weight opposition Turkmenistan at the New York University Stadium.
Uganda will play the final build up against Cote D’Ivoire this coming Saturday, 15th June 2019 before flying to Egypt for the biennial continental showpiece.
Uganda is housed in group A alongside Hosts Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabw.
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilal-Sudan), Robert Odongkara (Adama City, Ethiopia)
Defenders: Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Brian Ronald Ddungu Mukiibi (Ostersunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Simba, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town, England), Isaac Muleme (FK Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Un attached), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Timothy Denis Awanyi (KCCA FC, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Un-attached)
Midfielders: Mike Azira (Montreal Impact, Canada), Allan Kateregga (Maritzburg, South Africa), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (HNK Gorica, Croatia), Abdul Lumala (Syrianska, Sweden), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC-Uganda)
Strikers: Patrick Henry Kaddu (KCCA FC, Uganda), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha, Egypt), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC Uganda), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Simba, Tanzania)
Uganda is housed in group A alongside Hosts Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe