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Uganda Cranes travelling contingent to Morocco for Ghana, Comoros friendlies

Uganda Cranes travelling contingent to Morocco for Ghana, Comoros friendlies

Uganda Cranes will utilise the upcoming international break by playing two friendly games against Ghana and Comoros in Morocco.

The first game against Comoros will take place on 22nd March 2024 before facing Ghana four days later.
All matches will be played at Stade Grande Marrakech.

The team will depart Uganda today at 5 PM (Saturday, 16th March 2024), majorly with the local-based players while the foreign-based legion shall join the team in Morocco from their respective clubs.

It should be noted that Bobosi Byaruhanga, Nicholas Mwere and Allan Kyambadde withdrew from the squad after picking up injuries.

Team Captain Khalid Aucho is also missing the trip as he is recovering from an injury.

FUFA Executive Committee Member Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe is the Leader of Delegation.

Full squad

Tom Ikara (BUL FC), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC), Giousue Bellagambi (Huddersfield Town FC)

Kenneth Semakula (SC Villa), Elvis Bwomono (St. Mirren FC), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell FC), Toby Sibbick (Hearts FC), Halidi Lwaliwa (Bregalnica STIP), Denis Kaka Omony (Soltilo Bright Stars FC), Enock Walusimbi (URA FC), George Nathan Asiimwe (Charlton FC)

Ronald Ssekiganda (SC Villa), Moses Opondo (AC Horsens), Travis Mutyaba (Zamalek SC), Ashraf Mugume (KCCA FC), Abdu Karim Watambala (Vipers SC)

Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Denis Omedi (Kitara FC), Rogers Kassim Mato (Brena Strumica), Moses Aliro Okabo (URA FC), Steven Dese Mukwala (Asante Kotoko), Muhammad Shaban (KCCA FC), Fahad Bayo (MFK Vyskov), Carl James Mujaguzi (Athlone FC), Shafik Kakande (Soltilo Bright Stars FC)


Leader of Delegation – Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe

Head Coach – Joseph Put Paul

Assistant Coach – Sam Ssimbwa Bamweyana

Goalkeeping Coach – Oste Gerry Djrk

Performance Coach – Sven De Wilde

Fitness Coach – Denis Mathieu Ghislain

Video Analyst – Sevenhant Jelle Luca

Team Manager – Geofrey Massa

Team Doctor – Emmanuel Nakabago

Team Physiotherapist – Ivan Ssewanyana

Equipment Manager – Samuel Mulondo

National Teams Officer- Paul Mukatabala Nantulya

Team Media Officer – Ibrahim Bashir

FUFA Tv – Abdusalam Kigozi

FUFA Delegate – Nshekanabo Gasheka

FUFA Delegate – John Odongo

Uganda Cranes squad named for friendly matches against Ghana, Comoros

Uganda Cranes head coach Paul Put has named a 26-man squad for two friendly matches in Morocco against Comoros and Ghana to be played during the FIFA international window of 18th-26th March 2024.

Captain Khalid Aucho and Abdul Aziizi Kayondo who had initially been summoned are left out after picking up injuries.

FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein has confirmed that Uganda Cranes will utilise the international break by playing two matches at the Stade Grande Marrakech in Morocco.

The first match will see Uganda take on Comoros on 22nd March 2024 while the second fixture is on 26th March 2024.

The matches will be used to prepare the Uganda Cranes ahead of a busy international schedule this year with AFCON 2025 qualifiers coming up and FIFA World Cup 2026 campaign resuming.

The local-based players will converge immediately after the last game of the Uganda premier league matches before the international break while the foreign-based players will connect directly to Morocco from their respective clubs.

The squad has;


1. Tom Ikara – BUL FC (Uganda)

2. Jack Komakech – Vipers SC (Uganda)

3. Giousue Bellagambi – Huddersfield Town FC (England)


4. Kenneth Semakkula – SC Villa (Uganda)

5. Elvis Bwomono – St. Mirren FC (Scotland)

6. Bevis Mugabi – Motherwell FC (Scotland)

7. Toby Sibbick – Hearts FC (Scotland)

8. Hallidi Lwaliwa – Bregalinca STIP (North Macedonia)

9. Timothy Awany – Ashdod FC (Israel)

10. Denis Kaka Omony – Soltilo Bright Stars FC (Uganda)

11. Nicholas Mwere – BUL FC (Uganda)


12. Allan Kyambadde – El Dakhleya (Egypt)

13. Ronald Ssekiganda – SC Villa (Uganda)

14. Ashraf Mugume – KCCA FC (Uganda)

15. Bobosi Byaruhanga – Austin FC (USA)

16. Moses Opondo – AC Horsens (Denmark)

17. Travis Mutyaba – Zamalek SC (Egypt)


18. Milton Karisa – Vipers SC (Uganda)

19. Denis Omedi – Kitara FC (Uganda)

20. Rogers Kassim Mato – Brera Strumica (North Macedonia)

21. Moses Aliro Okabo – URA FC (Uganda)

22. Steven Mukwala – Asante Kotoko FC (Ghana)

23. Mohamad Shaban – KCCA FC (Uganda)

24. Fahad Bayo – MFK Vyskov (Czech Republic)

25. Carl James Mujaguzi – Athlone Town AFC (Ireland)

26. Shafic Kakande – Soltilo Bright Stars FC (Uganda)

Uganda Cranes Back in Action

Uganda Cranes will play two international matches during the FIFA International Window of 18th-26th March 2024.

The matches will be played in the city of Marrakech, Morocco at the Stade Grande Marrakech.

  1. Match schedules
    Comoros vs Uganda on 22nd March 2024 at 9:00 PM (local time)
  2. Uganda vs Ghana on 26th March 2024 at 4:00 PM (local time)

The squad for the two matches will be released soon.

It is Our Game, It is Our Country.

2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Match officials for Uganda vs South Sudan double header named

2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers| First Leg

Uganda vs South Sudan

Mandela National Stadium,

Saturday, 28th March 2020 16:00HRS

Centre Referee: Messie Jessie Oved – Congo Brazzaville

1st Assistant Referee: Styven Danek Moyo – Congo – Brazzaville

2nd Assistant Referee: Jospin Luckner Malonga –  Central African Republic

Fourth Referee: Lazard Tsiba Kamba –  Congo – Brazzaville

Match Commissioner: Khalid Abdallah –  Tanzania

Referees’ Assessor: Michel Gasingwa –  Rwanda


Second Leg

South Sudan vs Uganda

El- Hilal Stadium, Khartoum

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 18:00HRS 

Centre Referee: Louis Hougnandande – Benin

1st Assistant Referee: Gbemassiandan Narcisse Kouton – Benin

2nd Assistant Referee: Eric Ayimavo Ayamr Ulrich – Benin

Fourth Official: Adissa Raphiou Ligali – Benin

Match Commissioner: Amir Abdi Hassan – Somalia

Match officials for the double header between Uganda and South Sudan in the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations have been named.

Uganda will face neighbours South Sudan next month on match day three and four with the first leg slated for 28th March at Mandela Nation Stadium.

The return leg will come three days at El- Hilal Stadium in Omdurman, Sudan.

Uganda is in group B alongside Burkina Faso, Malawi and South Sudan.

The Uganda Cranes began the campaign with a goalless draw away to Burkina Faso before defeating Malawi 2-0 at Mandela National Stadium with goals from Emmanuel Okwi and Fahad Bayo.


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