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Orange CHAN 2016 finals: Uganda Cranes ready for Zimbabwe clash


Group D: Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Uganda Vs Zimbabwe – Umuganda Stadium, Rubavu (4pm Local time, 5 p.m in Uganda) – Live on 102.1 FUFA f.m

Zambia Vs Mali – Kigali Recreational Stadium, Nyamirambo (4pm Local time, 5 p.m in Uganda)

The Uganda Cranes team successfully conducted their Tuesday training session at the Umuganda stadium training facility in the morning.

The players went through the paces under the watchful eyes of coaches, Milutin Sredojevic, Fred Kajoba (goal keeping trainer), the assistant coach, Moses Basena as the medical team together with the rest of the team members kept a keen eye on the training procedure.

Uganda Cranes physiotherapist Ivan Ssewanyana (Red) with the players at the Umuganda training facility on Tuesday morning.
Defender Dennis Okot as Faruku Miya, Kezironi Kizito and Muzamiru Mutyaba keep a close eye during the morning training on Tuesday at the Umuganda stadium.

Twenty two players (with goal keeper, Isma Watenga still injured) looked lively and ready for the action against Zimbabwe on Wednesday evening.

Watenga watched the training from the sidelines with the team’s head of delegation at the tournament, Hamid Juma.

The Uganda Cranes players fight for possession during training on Tuesday at the Umuganda training facility

The players under-took a one and half hour’s session that included ball work, attack and defence.

Uganda plays Zimbabwe at the same time Mali will be taking on Zambia in the last group games at the CHAN 2016 finals.


Uganda Cranes team captain at the 2016 CHAN finals, Faruku Miya (right) completed training without any problem. He is fit again following a shoulder injury suffered in the Cranes’ opening game against Mali.
The two Uganda Cranes goalkeeper, Mathias Kigonya and James Alitho during a stretching session. They are the only two available options for selection since Isma Watenga suffered a groin injury

A victory for Uganda with a two goal margin and a loss for Mali will see the Cranes book a berth to the last 8 stage.

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