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Cranes in weekly training sessions a head of CECAFA

Uganda are CECAFA defending champions

The Uganda Cranes will conduct two training sessions weekly in preparation for this year’s CECAFA senior Challenge Cup slated for late November in Kenya.

Federation Vice President in charge of the FUFA Super League who also doubles as the chairman of the Technical Committee, Mujib Kasule says the team will be taken through intensified trainings twice every week on Saturdays and Sundays.

“The new arrangement is intended to leave the National League non-disrupted and that’s why we are picking on weekends”, Kasule explained. League matches are played within the week days.

Uganda Cranes are the defending champions of CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup and will be looking to winning their 14th title since 1973. Their closest rivals Kenya have only won this championship 5 times within the same period.

The players summoned by Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredovich to under this weekly program include Ochan Benjamin, Bwette Brian and Watenga Isma (Goal Keepers).

The full backs are Wadada Nicholas, Ntambi Julius, Walusimbi Godfrey and Muyimba Yasin. The list of the Central defenders are Kassaga Richard, Kabugo Savio, Kiiza Ayub and Kisalita Ayub. Iguma Denis, Matsiko Tom, Ntege Ivan, Agaba Oscar and Nteko Derrick are the selected central midfielders.

The attacking midfielders and strikers are Kyeyune Said, Mpande Joseph, Okwi Simon, Oaki Francis, Wasswa Herman, Ssentamu Yunus, Witaba Alex, Oyirwoth Dan and Ngobi Umar.

CECAFA General Secretary Nicholas Musonye said the tournament will kick off on November 27th and end on December 12th.


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