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CHAN 2016 Finals: Uganda Cranes train at Umuganda stadium

Faruku Miya led his teammates to the Umuganda stadium as Uganda Cranes trained for the first time since leaving Kampala on Saturday evening. It was the same stadium used by Uganda Kobs (U-23) when they beat Rwanda 2-1 last year when Miya scored one of the goals.

The training session saw Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and his players in a jolly mood as they went about their drills.

Alitho, Kigonya and Watenga during training at Umuganda stadium

Goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba was handling the youthful custodians Mathias Kigonya, Isma Watenga and Alitho James.

The cold weather was not a hindrance to the team’s training session as the players enjoyed the newly laid turf at the stadium for 60 minutes.


Cranes training came shortly after Group D opponents Mali at the CHAN Finals had just finished their session.

‘We are here on a mission and we know what our fans expect from us. We are not under any pressure but we know our abilities’ said Micho shortly after the team’s training session.

Uganda will hold their final and official training session on Monday evening at 6.45pm after conducting a press conference at 5.30pm Local time (6.30pm in Uganda).
Meanwhile CAF Officials briefed the Ugandan contingent on various guidelines of the tournament plus the 17 laws of the game.

The session was held at Belvedere Hotel and centres on marketing, media, dress-code, laws of the game, players’ discipline, equipment and fair play.


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