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ROAD TO MOROCCO 2015: Cranes enjoy drills at Njeru technical Center

AFCON 2015 Qualifier:

Mauritania Vs Uganda (Uganda leads 2 – 0 from first leg)

Sunday 3rd August 2014

Venue: Olympic Stadium Conforment Nouakchott

Time: 5 pm in Mauritania (8 pm in Uganda)

The Uganda Cranes marked their maiden training session at the Njeru technical center in Jinja for the return leg against Mauritania.


Head Coach Milutin’Micho’ Sredojevic with players during the Monday session.

The team currently camping at Jinja Nile Resort received a big boost with the arrival of the Kenyan based professionals.

The Gor Mahia trio defender Godfrey Walusimbi, midfielder Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito and Striker Dan Walusimbi plus Tusker FC midfielder Aucho Khalid all trained with the team.


Deadly Weapons: Gor Mahia striker Dan Sserunkuma (extreme right) closes in on fellow striker Brian Umony.

Sserunkuma, who scored two goals for his Gor Mahia team in the team’s 2 all draw with AFC Leopards on Sunday was a last minute call up following the groin injury to Yanga striker Emmanuel Okwi.

The 4 players were not heavily involved in the 2 and hour session at Njeru Technical center.


Kenyan based pros (L-R): Aucho Khalid, Baba Kizito, Godfrey Walusimbi and Dan Sserunkuma rested after some time. The fans turned in big numbers to catch their heroes in action.

The team , which resumes training on Tuesday with a double session will depart for West Africa on Thursday morning.


Kits manager Saidi Lugolobi offers goalie Robert Odongkara a water bottle during a break in training at Njeru.

The final traveling squad will be named on Wednesday evening.

Iceland based professional Tonny Mawejje (FC Valur), Kizito Luwagga and Moses Oloya  are expected to join the rest on Thursday in Senegal.

The players currently in Camp:

Goal Keepers:

Benjamin Ochan and Robert Odongkara


The two goalkeepers in camp Benjamin Ochan (18) and Robert Odongkara join their goalkeeping coach, Fred Kajoba in training.


Andrew Mwesigwa (Captain), Godfrey Walusimbi, Savio Kabugo, Richard Kassaga, Denis Iguma, Isaac Isinde, Nicolas Wadada and Denis Okot.


Khalid Aucho, Allan Kyambadde, Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito, Faruku Miya and Brian Majwega.


Robert Ssentongo, Dan Sserunkuma, Brian Umony and Hamis ‘Diego’ Kizza


Fans keenly watch the Uganda Cranes training at Njeru Technical center.

Main Photo: One of the 4 Kenyan based professionals Khalid Aucho (Center) of Tusker FC trained with the rest in the 2 hour session at Njeru technical center on Monday.

Photo Credits: FUFA Communications Department

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