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Mubiru impressed by players’ response in training ahead of Burundi vs Uganda clash

The Uganda Cranes of local based players continued with their regime in residential training in Naalya at Sky Hotel.

The team entered camp on Saturday afternoon and they have been training since then at KCCA stadium in Lugogo.

Interim head coach Abdullah Mubiru is thrilled with the players response to the training ahead of their 2020 African Nations Championship qualifiers match against Burundi in Bujumbura Burundi on Saturday 21st of September. 2019.

Abdallah Mubiru smiles

‘At first place I am happy with the turn up, almost everyone we summoned apart from KCCA FC players who are yet to join us but everyone is in camp. The players are very positive in training and everyone is giving his best to win himself a place in the team and that is very encouraging and everyone is committed towards doing that.’ Mubiru noted.

Players in stretching drills

Build Up match with U-20:

The team will play one practice match against the Uganda National Football Team of Under 20 in Njeru on Tuesday 17th September at FUFA Technical Centre at 4:00 pm

Thereafter coaches will assess the players basing on the game to come up with the final traveling squad.

Midfielder GadafI Wahabu dribbles the ball during a training session


Shafiq Kagimu drives the ball away
L-R: Yasin Mugabi, James Alitho and Joel Mutakubwa

The Team:


Goalkeepers: Lukwago Charles (KCCA FC), Mugabi Yasin (Wakiso Giants Fc), James Alitho (URA)

Defenders: Willa Paul (Vipers SC), Kapampa Eddy (Maroons FC), Mustafa Mujuzi (Proline FC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), Revita John (KCCA FC), Lwaliwa Halid (Vipers SC), Mbowa Paul (URA FC), Galiwango Arafat (Police FC), Benson Tahomera (Kyetume FC), Mandela Ashraf (URA FC).

Midfielders: Wahab Ghadafi (Onduparaka FC), Paul Mucureezi (Mbarara City FC), Kasozi Nicolas (KCCA FC), Mutyaba Muzamir (KCCA FC), Vianney Sekajugo (Wakiso Giants FC), Sulaiman Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Kagimu Shafiq (URA FC), Kayiwa Allan (Vipers SC), Okello Allan (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Sam Kintu (Proline FC), Kyeyune Saidi (URA FC), Owor David ( SC Villa ), Ssozi Yusuf ( Police FC), Kigozi Samson Andrew (Police FC)

Strikers: Bayo Fahad (Vipers SC), Sserunkuma Daniel (Vipers SC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United)

The technical team:

Head coach – Abdallah Mubiru

Assistant coach – Livingstone Mbabazi

Goalkeeping coach – Sadiq Wassa

Team Coordinator– Geoffrey Massa

Media Officer: Mutaka Joseph

Kitsman: Frank Bumpenje

Doctor: Nakabago Emmanuel