Africa Cup of Nations
Best result: Runners-up in 1978
Road to 2017 AFCON:
Second of Group D with 10 points
Uganda 2-0 Botswana
Comoros 0-1 Uganda
Burkina Faso 1-0 Uganda
Uganda 0-0 Burkina Faso
Botswana 1-2 Uganda
Uganda 1-0 Comoros
Coach: Milutin Sredojevic
Sredojevic is barely known in his native Serbia but a regular feature on the African circuit for more than a decade.
Has earned exulted status in Uganda after returning the Cranes to the Nations Cup finals line-up after almost 40 years.
He has previously been national team coach of Rwanda and also worked at clubs in Ethiopia, South Africa and Sudan.
The 47-year-old is a popular figure with journalists for his candid outbursts.
Key player: Denis Onyango. Age: 29. Goalkeeper.
Onyango was named as the best African-based player at the recent Confederation of African Football awards, after captaining Uganda to Nations Cup qualification and helping his South African club Mamelodi Sundowns to win the African Champions League in October.
He was the first goalkeeper to win the award.
FIFA world ranking Jan. 2017: 73