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PICTORIAL: Day 2 Uganda Cranes Training; Captain Massa leads team, Melvyn wants to be a role model

AFCON 2017 update

Tuesday 31st May, 2016: Zimbabwe vs Uganda

Saturday 4th June, 2016: Botswana vs Uganda (2017 AFCON Qualifier)

On his first outing on the greens of Namboole stadium,  Melvyn Lorenzen couldn’t hide his excitement at touching the ball for the first time with Uganda Cranes players.
‘Though it was a long journey from Germany to Uganda, it seemed tough for me during the training because it was my first time on a Ugandan pitch but I have liked the training and the boys in general’ said Melvyn.

Melvyn who plays for German side Weder Bremen but with his paper work to secure a Ugandan passport in progress, he has promised to give in his best when he gets the chance to play for Cranes.
‘I want to be a role model for the whole country’

He is looking forward to his first cap against Zimbabwe on Tuesday 31st May 2016 in the international friendly to be played in Harare.

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Melvyn with the ball and his teammates at Nambole.
L-R: Skipper Geoffrey Massa, Salim Jamal, Denis Iguma, Lorenzen Melvyn, Edrisa Lubega, Murushid Juuko, Emma Okwi and Joseph Ochaya.

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Prayer moment for Uganda Cranes players before Wednesday’s training session

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Faruku Miya with the ball during training

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Time for refreshments – a cold bottle of water being enjoyed by Massa and his teammates.

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Goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba (L) with Salim Jamal during training

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The media interviewing Lorenzen after Wednesday’s training session at Nambole.

MAIN PHOTO: Joseph Ochaya shows off some of the skills he used during the Azam Uganda Premier League for his club KCCA FC who won the title on Tuesday evening. His National team-mates seem to be enjoying the moment.



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