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CHAN 2022: Uganda Cranes relocate to Algiers ahead of final group game against Ivory Coast

Uganda Cranes contingent on Friday shifted from the Algerian sea town of Annaba to the capital, Algiers ahead of the final group game against Ivory Coast on Sunday (10PM EAT).

Goalkeeper Nafian Alionzi upon arrival at Golden Tulip Royaume Hotel in Algiers.

The Cranes who top group B on 4 points have been in the Northeastern part of Algeria since Wednesday last week.

Uganda Cranes cutting a cake given by the management of Ben Mustapha Aouda Hotel in Annaba.

The team goes into Sunday’s game at the newly built Nelson Mandela Stadium in buoyant mood having picked three points off Senegal two days ago.

The 1-0 victory over Senegal is only Uganda’s second at the biennial Championship, the first coming at the 2014 edition against Burkina Faso (2-1) in South Africa.

Uganda Cranes team that started against Senegal.

In Algiers, the team was welcomed by H.E Alintuma Nsambu, the Ambassador of Uganda to Algeria and the Maghreb region.

He has been a staunch supporter of the team ever since it set foot in Algeria watching the two games against Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal.

L-R: H.E Ambassador of Uganda to Algeria Alintuma Nsambu, FUFA President Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim and Minister of State for Sports Hon. Peter Ogwang watching the game between Uganda and DR Congo.

From the airport, the team checked in at Golden Tulip Royaume Hotel where they will pitch camp.

Uganda needs to avoid defeat on Sunday to guarantee their place in the quarterfinals but victory will ensure the top spot in Group B is secured.

Uganda Cranes CHAN squad

Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Gaddafi FC), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC)

Ashiraf Mandela (Vipers SC), James Begisa Penz (URA FC), Derrick Ndahiro (URA FC), Isa Mubiru (Vipers SC), Hillary Mukundane (Vipers SC), Kenneth Semakula(SC Villa), Geofrey Wasswa (KCCA FC), Gift Fred (SC Villa)

Marvin Joseph Youngman (Vipers SC), Abdu Karim Watambala(Vipers SC), Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC)

Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC), Rogers Mato (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Vipers SC), Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants), Frank Ssebufu (Wakiso Giants FC), Nelson Senkatuka(Soltilo Bright Stars FC)

Leader of Delegation – Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe

Head Coach – Milutin Sredojevic

Assistant Coach – Moses Basena

Goalkeeping Coach – Fred Kajoba

Fitness Trainer – Arthur Kyesimira

Team Doctor – Emmanuel Nakabago

Physiotherapist – Ivan Ssewanyana

Team Manager – Geoffrey Massa

National Teams’ Officer – Paul Mukatabala

Equipment Managers – Samuel Mulondo and Ayub Balyejjusa

Team Media Officer – Ahmed Hussein

FUFA Media – Joel Muyita

FUFA Tv – Patrick Lugemwa

FUFA Staff – Richard Ssemanda Nandigobe

Video Analyst – Behilil Elhadj Moussa

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