We are ready to fight for victory – Emmanuel Okwi
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 vice captain, Emmanuel Okwi is confident of returning back with the three points after Sunday’s first leg second round 2015 Nations cup qualifier match against Madagascar at the Rabemananjara Stadium in Mahanga city.
“We are determined to give our best efforts and return home with victory”, Emma Okwi, told www.fufa.co.ug.
The team of 17 players and 7 officials left Entebbe International Airport on Friday morning at around 3: 00 a.m aboard Kenyan Airways.
Team skipper, Andrew Mwesigwa who plays professional football with Ordabasy football club in the Kazakhstan top premier league linked up with the team in Nairobi.
The match will be handledVictor Gomes Miguel who got a FIFA badge in 2011 will be the center referee. The 33 year Victor Gomes Miguel who was voted 2012 PSL referee of the year will be assisted by Stevens Khumalo Mothibidi and Sandile Dili Kane as linesmen.
Victor Lungwani Tinyiko will be the fourth official of the epic game that will be played on Sunday, while Zimbabwean Gladmore Muzambi will be the match commissioner.
The Uganda squad:
Hamza Muwonge (Thika United – Kenya) and Ismail Watenga (Vipers SC – Uganda)
Denis Iguma (SCVU), Joseph Ochaya (Asante Kotoko – Ghana), Savio Kabugo (SCVU), Henry Kalungi (Richmond Kickers – US), Andrew Mwesigwa (Ordabasy FC – Kazakhstan) and Isaac Isinde (St. George – Ethiopia)
Luwagga Kizito (Sporting Covilha – Portugal), Martin Mutumba (Turkey), Khalid Aucho (Tusker FC – Kenya), Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Gor Mahia – Kenya), Hassan Wasswa and Brian Majwega (KCC FC)
Hamis Kiiza (Yanga SC – TZ), Daniel Sserunkuma (Gor Mahia FC – TZ), Francis Olaki (Soana FC) and Emmanuel Okwi (Yanga SC – TZ)
Leader Of delegation -Ogwel Patrick Bernard
Head coach- Milutin Sredojevich
Assistants-Fred Kajoba and Kefa Kisala
Team doctor -Ronald Kisolo
Team Cordinator-Crispus Muyinda
Media manager -Fred Katende Malibu
PHOTO: Uganda Cranes vice captain, Emma Okwi addresses the media after the team’s last training in Uganda on Thursday evening.