International Friendly Match: Ethiopia Vs Uganda Cranes
Sunday, 13th October 2019
Newly named Uganda Cranes head coach will handle his first official assignment away from home during an international friendly match away against Ethiopia in Bahrdar town.
All the players on the team are foreign based and will re-group in Ethiopia.
The match will be played on 13th October 2019 in Bahrdar town.
‘The squad that has been summoned is largely reflective of the team that was selected for Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The primary reason is to allow myself to get to know the players, start building relationships with them and assess their qualities in a training environment. We have not included any of the home based players because the following week after the match in Ethiopia there will be a second CHAN qualifier at home against Burundi but will be considered for AFCON Qualifiers in November. Over the next two weeks, it will give me a good opportunity to work with around 45 – 47 of our top players -both local and foreign based’ Uganda Cranes Head coach Johnathan McKinstry disclosed to www.fufa.co.ug.
The essence of this international friendly match is to help preparations for the two AFCON 2021 qualifiers coming up in November 2019.
Goalkeepers: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (Horoya AC, Guinea)
Defenders: Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Timothy Awany (FC Ashdod, Israel), Ronald Mukiibi Ddungu (FK Ostesunds, Sweden), Murushid Jjuuko (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Jeddah FC, Saudi Arabia), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania)
Midfielders: Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt), Tadeo Lwanga (Tanta, Egypt), Khalid Aucho (El Meskir, Egypt), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt), William Luwagga Kizito (Shakhter Karagandy, Kazakhstan), Milton Karisa (Oujda, Egypt), Moses Opondo (FC Odense, Denmark)
Strikers: Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkhane, Egypt), Derrick Nsibambi (Smouha), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Al Ittihad, Egypt)