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Baingana joins Amavubi as Hippos starts training today

Off to Rwanda: Baingana

UGANDA Super League and Express FC key player Bonny Baingana is already in Kigali undergoing training with Rwanda’s national team, Amavubi in preparation for their Africa Cup on Nations qualifiers match against Nigeria mid next week.

Baingana had earlier been summoned to the Uganda Hippos camp that prepares for an international friendly match against Rwanda on February 28 but opted to travel to Kigali. The Hippos start training this Tuesday at Nakivubo stadium. Baingana travelled with Charles Tibingana Mwesigye featuring for Proline FC here in Uganda and the two have been described as ‘a big boost’ to the Amavubi camp.

On arrival of the two Ugandan based players, Rwanda head coach Milutin Micho said, “The camp is now full with the presence of such professional players. APR and SC Kiyovu players are also in camp after their continental engagements with their clubs.”

Uganda Federation CEO, Edgar Watson said he was due to cross check his records to establish whether the two players had been cleared and were in Rwanda on acceptable terms. He however added, “If Baingana is both Ugandan and a Rwandese, he has the right to decide where to go but the concern here is whether FERWAFA acted through the right procedures”

FERWAFA with direct support from the Rwandese government launched a world-wide campaign of tracing all foreign based  players with a Rwandese link to lure them to Kigali and play for Amavubi. The campaign started immediately after their exit from last year’s qualifiers. France-based striker Elias Uzamukunda who plays for second division side AS Cannes will join camp before the end of this week.

Meanwhile Andrew Butera who is currently undergoing rehabiulitation from France after an operation is steadily recovering according to the information reaching our desk. Butera, a Proline FC player crossed over to Amavubi in 2008.


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