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Hassan Wasswa: We know what is at stake, 3 more players join Uganda Cranes camp

AFCON Qualifier 2019 Group L

8th September 2018

Uganda Vs Tanzania 4pm

Mandela National Stadium, Namboole 

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L-R Taddeo Lwanga, Isaac Muleme and Denis Iguma stretching during training at StarTimes Stadium on Sunday

Uganda Cranes continued with training on Sunday morning as three more players joined the non residential camp at the  StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo ahead of the Total 2019 AFCON qualifier against Tanzania on 8th September 2018.

Hassan Wasswa (El Gaish) Isaac Muleme (Haras El Hodood) and Denis Iguma (Kazman FC) joined the team and attended the morning session. The trio flew into the country last night.

Wasswa is one of the senior players in the the squad and has promised Ugandans the players know what is at stake. 

L-R Hassan Wasswa and Joseph Ochaya on Sunday Morning at the StarTimes Stadium as they prepared to walk on to the turf for training. 

‘ We have not come here for holidays but to win against Tanzania. It is all about staying focused and working hard. This is the right time for our team to go back to AFCON. This is a game of a lifetime. We will only play for a win. We are well motivated and all players are ready to give in their best. We respect Tanzania but we are sorry for them we have to fight and get three points off  them’ said Uganda Cranes assistant captain Hassan Wasswa.

The Cranes assistant Coach Mathias Lule affirmed that they are set for the match and believes the five days with the players will be enough to have the best preparations.

L-R Striker Emma Okwi, Patrick Kaddu, Nicholas Wadada, Murushid Juuko and Martin Kizza during training on Sunday morning at StarTimes Stadium

‘We are set for our next game against Tanzania. We are expecting  more players from Europe and South Africa to join us by end of tomorrow’ noted Lule

Uganda Cranes fitness trainer Gerome D’Antonio (Red) taking players through drills on Sunday

Twenty (20) players took part in Sunday’s training that was conducted by head Coach Sebastien Desabre and his assistants.

Moses Opondo (Vendsyssel FF), Kizito Luwagga (Bate Bolisov) Edrisa Lubega (Reid), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha), Godfrey Walusimbi (Keiser Chiefs) and Miya Farouk (HNK Gorica) are expected in camp by end of Monday.

Uganda Cranes players in training on Sunday morning at StarTimes Stadium

Uganda Cranes is leading the 2019 AFCON qualifier Group L with 3 points from the only game played so far in the campaign away in Carpe Verde.

Uganda Cranes players in training on Sunday morning at StarTimes Stadium

Players that attended training on Sunday;

Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC) and Sebwato Nicholas (Onduparaka FC), Awany Timothy (KCCA FC), Mujuzi Musitafa (Proline FC), Isinde Isaac (K JSS FC), Taddeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Waiswa Moses (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC) Kizza Martin (SC Villa), Kyambadde Allan (KCCA FC) and Patrick Kaddu (KCCA FC).

L-R Nicholas Sebwato and Charles Lukwago during the Cranes training at StarTimes Stadium on Sunday morning

Other players are; Hassan Wasswa (El Gaish), Isaac Muleme( Haras El Hodood), Denis Iguma (Kazman FC), Murushid Juuko (Simba FC), Nicholas Wadada (Azam FC), Joseph Ochaya (Lusaka Dynamos), Yassar Mugerwa (Fasil Kenema), Aucho Khalid (unattached) and Emmanuel Okwi (Simba FC).

Uganda Cranes players in training on Sunday morning at StarTimes Stadium

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Cranes assistant captain Hassan Wasswa (front) during training on Sunday


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