1ST LEG QUALIFIER (2ND ROUND):
SUN 18TH MAY 2014
Madagascar Vs Uganda
3pm (Time in Madagascar, 2pm in Uganda)
Venue: Stade Rabemananjara- Mahajanga (Artificial turf)
Uganda Cranes players will on Wednesday train on the artificial Turf surface of the Njeru technical center in Jinja.
‘Training will be done at Njeru technical center at 2 pm (the exact match day time) to make the players acclimatize to the artificial turf conditions of the playing surface which are similar to where the match will be played in Mahajanga revealed team coordinator Crispus Muyinda.
Muyinda confirmed that the Cranes will have just one training session on the turf then return to their Sky Hotel base in Nalya later on Wednesday.
‘We have planned for one training session on the turf’ revealed Muyinda who also told www.fufa.co.ug that the players will also have a chance to train on th artificial turf in Madagascar.
Meanwhile, the camp was boosted by 5 new players during the Tuesday evening training session at Namboole Stadium.
Portuguese based pair of Alex Kakuba and Luwagga Kizito (both of Sporting Colviha football club) trained alongside the rest of the teammates.
Thika United goal keeper, Hamuza Muwonge, who was put on the standby was finally called up and he attended the session.
St George duo goal keeper, Robert Odongkara and Isaac Isinde arrived at the training ground at around 5:30 pm but just jogged around as advised by head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevich
Odongkara had a bandaged left knee following an injury in a domestic match against Insurance FC in the Ethiopian Premier league and he is closely being monitored by the medical team led by Doctor Ronald Kisolo.
The Uganda Cranes squad team as at 13th May 2014:
Ismail Watenga (Vipers- Uganda), Benjamin Ochan (SCVU – Uganda), Robert Odongkara (St George – Ethiopia) and Hamuza Muwonge (Thika United – Kenya)
Isaac Isinde (St George – Ethiopia), Henry Kalungi (Richmond Kickers – U.S), Joseph Ochaya (Asante Kotoko- Ghana),Nicolas Wadada (Vipers-Uganda),Savio Kabugo (SCVU – Uganda), Dennis Iguma (SCVU – Uganda) and Alex Kakuba (Sporting Colviha – Portgual)
Allan Kyambadde (Express FC – Uganda), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (KCC FC-Uganda), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Gor Mahia f.c – Kenya), Khalid Aucho (Tusker – Kenya), Farouq Miya (Vipers- Uganda), Ivan Ntege (KCCA – Uganda), Brian Majwega (KCC FC – Uganda), Gaddafi Kiwanuka (KCCA – Uganda) and Luwagga Kizito (Sporting Colvilha – Portgual)
Emmanuel Okwi (Young Africans-Tanzania),Hamis Diego Kizza (Young Africans – Tanzania), Martin Mutumba Kayongo (Turkey),Francis Olaki (Soana – Uganda) and Dan Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia f.c – Kenya)
Photo: Cranes players in training on Tuesday evening at Namboole.
Photo credit: FUFA Communications department.