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Cranes starts preps a head of Malawi friendly


Hamis Kiiza in action during the recently concluded Cecafa-Kagame club Championship. His good performance earned his a recall to the Cranes squad currently preparing for an international friendly match against Malawi on August 15.

Uganda Cranes started preparations this Wednesday ahead of an international friendly match against Malawi scheduled for August 15 in Blantyre.

Head Coach Bobby Williamson was in charge of the training session held this morning at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Four professional players, Hamis Kiiza, Isaac Isinde, Mike Sserumaga and Hassan Wasswa attended the training.

The team will however travel without some of its key players due to either club commitments or injuries. Among the notable absentees will be team Captain Andy Mwesigwa, Goalkeeper Denis Onyango, Geoffrey Massa and Brian Omony. Moses Oloya’s fate will be confirmed by end of tomorrow (Thursday).

FUFA however wishes to clarify that August 15, a date set for the Malawi friendly match is not considered an international FIFA day for friendly matches in Africa. The date was traded with June 16 of this year by CAF. Upon this background therefore, clubs have the right to retain the players for club duty.

We are however making all the attempts to sweet talk some clubs to release the players. Abel Dhaira and Tonny Mawejje will connect directly to Malawi while Johnson Bagoole and Emmanuel Okwi are expected on Thursday. Wagaluka arrived Wednesday afternoon.

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