Total AFCON Cameroon 2019 Qualifier
Saturday 17th November 2018
Uganda Vs Cape Verde
Venue: Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Tickets: 15,000/= ordinary, 40,000/= VIP, 150,000/= VVIP
Uganda Cranes officially kicked off with preparations on Friday morning as part of the training sessions for the Total AFCON qualifier match with Cape Verde on 17th November 2018 at Mandela National Stadium.
The training session started at 11:00am with 18 players (local and foreign based all in the new Mafro branded training kits) who went through physical drills at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
The group of local based players had Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC) Kaddu Patrick (KCCA FC), Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Isaac Isinde (Kirinya JSSS FC), Timothy Awany (KCCA FC), Moses Waiswa (Vipers SC), Taddeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Vianne Sekajugo (Onduparaka FC), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Nicolas Sebwato (Onduparaka FC), Daniel Serunkuuma (Vipers SC), Ambrose Kirya (SC Villa) and Yayo Lutimba (Vipers SC)
The foreign based players who attended training were led by assistant Captain Hassan Wasswa (Al Geish), Murushid Juuko (Simba FC), Emanuel Okwi (Simba FC) Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam FC).
‘We have done our first training with mainly the local based players and some few from outside the country. We expect other players to join us tomorrow before we have a buildup game against the U23 team on Sunday Morning (10am) at Lugogo. We shall have our final list of 24 players for residential camp by Monday. The players are in good shape and we hope to increase the pase of the training’ said Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre
‘Our first training always wakes up the players’ bodies and it is when we know who to play with and probably coordinate with new players. We are motivated and we hope to do our homework well tactically as the coaches will direct us. I decided to join the National team early because our match against Al Ahly on Sunday was cancelled’ said Wasswa
Training resumes tomorrow Saturday 10th November at StarTimes Stadium with just one session at 11am.
Uganda Cranes is leading Group L with 10 points and will only need a point to qualify for the 2019 AFCON Finals in Cameroon.
Uganda won the first match (0-1) away in Praia with striker Geoffrey Serunkuma netting the game’s solitary goal.
Tickets on market
Tickets for the match are already on market at 150,00/= ordinary, 40,000/= VIP, 150,000/= VVP
Meanwhile, the Cranes will travel to Nigeria for a highly profiled friendly match on Tuesday 20th November against the 2015 AFCON Champions.
MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Cranes players warming up during training at Lugogo on Friday Morning ahed of the AFCON Qualifier with Cape Verde on 17th November 2018