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Uganda Cranes Interim coach Moses Basena (Red) with his players during training preparing for the game against Ghana-2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier at Namboole.

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 Moses Basena on an interim basis following the departure of Serbian Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. He was appointed Interim coach on 31st July, 2017 when Micho resigned. The Serbian had replaced Scotsman Bobby Williamson in 2013 who had handled the team from 2008-2013.

The team captain is Denis Onyango who took over the reigns from Geoffrey Massa that quit intertional football Mid 2017. Onyango plays his club football with Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa. Assistant captain is Hassan Wasswa who plays for Egyptian side

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: Moses Basena (Interim) 

Assistant coach 1: Matia Lule

Assistant coach 2: Ibra Sekagya

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

Action from the 2018 FUFA World Cup Russia Qualifier at Mandela National stadium, Namboole between Uganda Cranes in Red and Ghana. The the picture; Emma Okwi beating a Ghanaian player. The match ended goalles.

Photo Credit: FUFA Media 

 

 

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