Uganda Cranes Regional Tour of Western Uganda
Sponsored by Airtel and Nile Special
Saturday: 18th May 2019
Match: Western Region Select vs Uganda Cranes
Venue: Bushenyi Main Ground
Western region technical committee has summoned a provisional squad of 28 players that have begun preparations for the Regional Tour game against Uganda Cranes on Saturday 18th May 2019 at Bushenyi Ground.
None of the 28 summoned players is from either the Big League or the Azam Uganda Premier league clubs Kabale Sharp and Nyamityobora and Mbarara City teams respectively.
“We want to give the youngsters chance to showcase their abilities because the rest of the players in the region have already proved themselves. This is not the last Cranes tour in the region, and we shall keep making changes in the regional team at a given event,” Said regional chairman Sseka Mutaka.
Apart from Sadat Nsubuga who came on as a second-half substitute in Western Region’s 1-0 win over the Cranes in 2017 at Kabale Municipal Stadium, none of the other players was picked for the regional select team engagement.
The squad of 28 players that includes three goalkeepers, nine defenders, eight midfielders and eight strikers.
18-year old Six O’clock FC striker Seiri Arigumaho, whose brilliant strike gave Ankole province a 1-0 away win to Buganda province in The FUFA Drum tournament in Mityana was Summoned.
Marvin Ashaba also 18 years, is among the players summoned. He is a former Ntare School student and was selected among the best youngsters in the 2014 Copa Coca Cola games in Mbarara.
Veteran goalkeeper Mohamood Kiyemba who steered debutants Tiles and Terrazo to their regional playoffs semifinals before losing to eventual regional champions NTODA FC was included in the squad while NTODA FC goalie James Turyasingura is another notable player in the squad.
The team began residential training on Wednesday Morning with the training sessions taking place at Kakyeka Stadium. The final list of 20 players will be released before Friday.
Uganda Cranes( COSAFA bound team) on the other hand also begun preparations under the guidance of Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru.
He is assisted by Morley Byekwaso alongside former Cranes captain Geoffrey Massa and goalkeeping coach Saddiq Wassa.
The team entered residential camp at Sky Hotel on Tuesday and will travel to Bushenyi on Friday morning.
Uganda Cranes regional tours are fully supported by Airtel who are the main sponsors of the National team and Nile Special.
Western Region Squad
Turyasingura James (Ntoda FC), Kiyemba Mohamood (Terrazo & tiles), Namara Evaristo (Kyambura FC)
Niyonzima Benon (Ntoda FC), Ssembatya Ibarahim (Rushere FC),Muhwezi Alex Kata (Six O’clock FC), Arinda Davis(Kigezi FC), Niyenzimana Michael (Gorilla highlands FC), Omony Denis (Mbarara City Junior Team), Babu Bashir (Mbarara FC), Twesigye Timothy (Bushenyi veterans FC ), Muhwezi Gideon (Sansio Bulldogs FC)
Bbaale Andrew (Terrazzo & tiles FC), Nsereko Farouk(Rushere FC), Nsubuga Sadat(Mbarara FC), Ashaba Marvin (Ibanda Municipality), Mbishinzimana Allan(Gorilla highlands FC)Atuhaire Abraham (Barrrack Ntoda FC), Kaija Sunny(Kigezi FC), Turyamusiima Ronald (Six O’clock FC)
Ahimbisibwe Ivan (Terrazzo & Tiles FC), Sande William (Kyambura United), Amanyire Rembo (Bushenyi Veterans FC), Arigumaho Seiri (Six O’clock FC), Kwesiga Brian (Ntoda FC), Matovu Mohammed (Rushere FC), Kabuganda Pastori (Mitooma FC), Guloba Moses (Bushenyi Veterans FC)
MAIN PHOTO: Western Region select team that played against Uganda Cranes at Kabale Municipal Stadium in 2017