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CHAN 2020 Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes focused ahead of Burundi duel

CHAN 2020 Qualifiers (Second Round, 1st Leg):  Saturday, 21st September 2019

Burundi Vs Uganda Cranes

Intwari Stadium (Artificial Surface) – 3 PM (4 PM in Uganda) – Live on 102.1 FUFA f.m

The Uganda Cranes of local based players held their final training session ahead of Burundi National Football Team Chan match on Saturday 21st of September at 3 PM local time (4pm EST) in Intwari stadium in the heart of Burundi’s capital, Bujumbura.

Their last workout started 3 PM the match time and lasted for approximately one hour and thirty minutes.

Interim head coach Abdullah Mubiru and the team have been training back home close to two weeks.

Mubiru gives it a go get away if Uganda is to progress to the finals of the 2020 African Nations Championship.

Striker Mike Mutyaba is in contention to make a return for the Cranes on Saturday after almost five years absence.

The Burundian have met East and Central African giants opposition Uganda on numerous occasions in the past, with the latest being in 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup the game Uganda won comfortably 2-1.

Saturday’s meeting between Burundi and Uganda will take place at the Intwari stadium starting from 15 Hours local time.

The team’s last training on Friday


‘We thank God for the gift of life as everyone is in good health conditions. Players are ready to give in their best so that they get the results we want to get, an advantage before we engage our opponents in the return leg in Kampala next month. We are ready and committed to giving a good performance that will earn us respect’ Abdallah Mubiru, Uganda Cranes Interim Head Coach


‘I promise our fellow Ugandans and our fans back home that tomorrow we are going to come back with a win that I know what the coaches have trained us we are to put them in use in order to get the positive results. The attitude is good with players and we know each so I promise the best out of the game on Saturday’ John Revita, Uganda Cranes Defender

The 18 Man Squad available for Selection:

Goalkeepers: Alitho James, Charles Lukwago

Other players: Halid Lwaliwa, Mustafa Kizza, Paul Willa, John Revita, Paul Patrick Mbowa, Bright Anukani, Nicholas Kasozi, Musitafa Mujuzi, Shafiq Kagimu Kuchi, Allan Okello, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Yusuf Ssozi, Dan Muzeyi Serunkuma, Mike Mutyaba, Fahad Bayo Aziz, Viane Ssekajjugo


Head of Delegation: Rogers Mulindwa

Head coach – Abdallah Mubiru

Assistant coach – Livingstone Mbabazi

Advance party head: Paul Mukatabala

Goalkeeping coach – Sadiq Wassa

Team Coordinator– Geoffrey Massa

Media Officer: Mutaka Joseph

Kitsman: Frank Bumpenje

Doctor: Nakabago Emmanuel

Delegates: John Odongo and Rosebell Rwamuyamba

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