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Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredejovic in training with the players during the work outs at Kabojja preparing for 2017 AFCON Finals in Gabon.

The Uganda National senior football team is called the ‘Uganda Cranes’ and is managed by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA).

The current head coach of the Uganda Cranes is Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. He was appointed head coach in 2013 when he replaced Scotsman Bobby Williamson who had handled the team from 2008-2013.

The team captain is Geoffrey Massa who plays his club football in South Africa with Baroka FC. Assistant captain is Denis Onyango who plays in South Africa with Mamelodi Sundowns.

Uganda Cranes 23 man squad to 2017 AFCON Finals in Gabon (Shirt numbers in blue):

 1 – Robert Odongkara (Saint George, Ethiopia), 2 – Joseph Ochaya (KCCA), 3 – Geoffrey Kizito (Than Quang Ninh, Vietnam), 4 – Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), 5 – Isaac Isinde, 6 –  Tony Mawejje (Thotur, Iceland), 7 – Sentamu Junior Yunus  (Ilves, Finnland), 8 – Khalid Aucho (Baroka, South Africa), 9 -Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA, Uganda), 10 – Luwagga William Kizito (Rio Ave, Portugal), 11– Geoffrey Massa (Baroka, South Africa), 12 – Denis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), 13 – Moses Oloya (Hanoi T and T, Vietnam), 14 – Nico Wadada Wakiro (Vipers, Uganda), 15 – Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), 16 –  Hassan Mawanda Wasswa (Nijmeh, Lebabon),17 – Faruku Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium), 18 – Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), 19 – Magoola Salim Omar (El Merriekh, Sudan), 20 – Awany Timothy Dennis (KCCA, Uganda), 21– Muhammad Shaban (Onduparaka, Uganda), 22 – Batambuze Shafik (Tusker, Kenya), 23 – Azira Michael (Colorado Rapids, USA)

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Uganda Cranes XI vs Togo in the 2nd round 2nd leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifier at Mandela National stadium. L-R (Back Row) Joseph Ochaya, Murushid Juuko, Kizito Luwagga, Denis Onyango (GK), Khalid Aucho, Geoffrey Massa (Capt) Front row (L-R) Isaac Isinde, Tonny Mawejje, Godfrey Walusimbi, Faruku Miya and Denis Iguma.

World Cup record

Africa Cup of Nations record

  • 1957 to 1959Did not enter
  • 1962 – Fourth place
  • 1963Withdrew
  • 1965Did not qualify
  • 1968 – Round 1
  • 1970 to 1972Did not qualify
  • 1974 – Round 1
  • 1976 – Round 1
  • 1978 – Runners up to Ghana who won 2-0 in Kumasi
  • 1980 to 1982Withdrew
  • 1984 to 1988Did not qualify
  • 1990Withdrew
  • 1992 to 2013Did not qualify
  • 2015 – Did not qualify
  • 2017-Inprogress

Head coach: Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic.

Assistant coach: Moses Basena

Goalkeepers’ coach: Fred Kajoba

Team Doctor: Ronald Kisolo

National Teams’ Officer: Patrick Ntege Kaweesa

Team Physiotherapist: Ivan Ssewanyana

Communications: Ahmed Hussein

Team kits man: Said ‘Saido’ Lugolobi

Transport officer: Ahmed Kabali

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Action from the 2017 AFCON qualifier in Francistown between Botswana and Uganda Cranes. In the picture L-R Murushid Juuko, Ochaya Joseph and Denis Iguma in control of a dangerous situation against a Botswana player. Uganda won 2-1.

Photo Credit: FUFA Media 

 

 

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