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Uganda Cranes regional tour: Day one of training conducted at Namboole

Uganda Cranes tour of Eastern region 2017:

  • Sunday, 19th March 2017: Eastern Region Select Vs Uganda Cranes at 4pm
  • At Kamuli Town council play ground

Ahead of the 2017 Uganda Cranes regional tours, the national team has conducted their first session at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Friday evening.

The two hour session was conducted by head coach, Milutin Sredejovic together with his assistants Moses Basena and Fred Kajoba (goalkeeping coach) as the national teams’ officer Patrick Ntege and Dr. Ronald Kisolo closely followed the proceedings from the sidelines.

20 players of the summoned 23 turned up for training.

Micho was impressed by the performance of the players at the session.

“This is the start of the long preparations for CHAN 2018, AFCON 2019 and a continuation of FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers. I am impressed by day’s training. Continue to give your best at all times” Micho urged the players.

This follows the official launch at FUFA House on Wednesday.

Uganda Cranes will play Eastern region select team this Sunday at Kamuli town council main play ground.

Coach Micho in stretching exercises with the players at Namboole stadium


The KCCA FC and Vipers players were excluded because of the CAF club engagements but shall be involved in the due course.

The team departs on Saturday morning. Emma Okwi is team captain and he will be deputized by Savio Kabugo.

The regional tours are meant to take the national team closer to the populous in a way of garnering support for the team.

The tours are jointly sponsored by Uganda Cranes main sponsor Airtel Uganda Limited and partner Nile Breweries Limited under the flagship brand, Nile Special.

Players in a prayer session before the training at Namboole on Friday

The players who trained on Friday:

Goalkeepers: Nicholas Sebwato (Bright Stars FC), Keni Saidi (Proline FC), Muhammed Ssekebba (Mbarara City FC)

Full backs: Joseph Nsubuga (SC Villa Jogoo), Allan Drajua (Kirinya-Jinja S.S), Hassan Musana (JMC Hippos)

Central defenders: Brian Nsubuga (Masavu), Savio Kabugo (Proline), Allan Anguyo (Maroons), Rashid Toha (Onduparaka)

Holding Midfielders: Hudu Mulyki (URA), Abel Eturude (SC Villa Jogoo), Ambrose Kirya (SC Villa Jogoo)

Attacking midfielders: Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Kizza Martin (SC Villa Jogoo), Living Kabon (Onduparaka), Vitalis Tabu (SC Villa Jogoo)

Attackers: Emmanuel Okwi (SC Villa), Nelson Senkatuka (Proline), Villa Oromochan (BUL)