Total AFCON 2019 Qualifiers:
Uganda Cranes Vs Lesotho
Saturday, 13th October 2018
Time: 4 PM at Mandela National Stadium
Charges: 15,000/- (Ordinary Tickets), 40,000/= (VIP), 150,000/= (VVIP)
There are barely four days to the Uganda Cranes home group L duel of the Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifier 2019 at Mandela National Stadium.
On Monday evening, as the team marked their first training session under residential camp arrangement, the 16 players in attendance along with the coaches all looked focused and determined for the job at hand.
From the players’ facial expression and their diligent display throughout the warm up drills to the ball work sessions, it was clearly evident, Uganda Cranes is a team on a mission come Saturday.
‘When we come out for training, we always give more than 100% . It is this same spirit that we want to display in the matches. We shall go for the all attack strategy against Lesotho and personally I am ready to utilise the chances once granted the opportunity’ striker Edirisa Lubega confessed before the media after the one and half hour training session at Namboole stadium.
Lubega was among the new faces that joined the rest of the players, majority consisting of the local based legion.
Others included Emmanuel Okwi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Denis Iguma, Murushid Jjuuko, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Joseph Ochaya and Allan Kateregga who attended the evening session.
The eight local based players who trained are; Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago, Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Timothy Awanyi, Patrick Kaddu, Isaac Isinde, Allan Kyambadde, Moses Waiswa and Tadeo Lwanga.
More players are expected to join the camp at Kabira Country Club on Monday evening ahead of Tuesday’s programme.
Uganda Cranes face Lesotho in a crucial double header duel at Namboole and in Maseru on 13th and 16th October 2018 respectively.
The training sessions continue on Tuesday-morning (8.30am Gym session at Kabira Country Club ) and afternoon (1.30 pm) at Namboole stadium.
Players who trained on Monday.
Goalkeeper: Charles Lukwago
Outfield players: Murushid Jjuuko, Joseph Ochaya, Emmanuel Okwi, Godfrey Walusimbi, Edirisa Lubega, Allan Kateregga, Nico Wakiro Wadada, Dennis Iguma, Sadam Ibrahim Juma, Timothy Awanyi, Patrick Kaddu, Isaac Isinde, Allan Kyambadde, Moses Waiswa, Tadeo Lwanga