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Total Africa Cup of Nations 2017: Uganda Cranes continue with sessions, Onyango visits camp as Miya arrives

Uganda Cranes on Wednesday continued with their residential training ahead of the Total Africa Cup of Nations championship that will be held in Gabon.

The morning session was dedicated to theory and practical education with the refereeing department to help the players be abreast of the latest laws of the game.

In the evening, the players took to the field of play at IUIU Girls Campus in Kabojja where they conducted a number of drills with and without the ball.

Uganda Cranes players in a ball juggling session at IUIU Girls Campus, Kabojja

The afternoon session lasted for about 2 and a half hours with ball work, short game situation with offensive and defensive formations.

They were joined by Mamelodi Sundowns goalie, Dennis Onyango who watched the entire training session.

Dennis Onyango, Stone Kyambadde, Ahmed Hussein and Chrispus Muyinda watch the Uganda Cranes training at IUIU Campus, Kabojja on Wednesday

Onyango confirmed to that the resting period which he was granted by the technical and medical departments has been so useful to facilitate his full recovery.

Many may think i have been totally resting. No, i have been working out on the upper body but nevertheless, the rest has been so useful to help me recover from the fatigue after a long season.

Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredejovic in training with the players during the work outs at Kabojja

Meanwhile, Standard Liege midfielder Faruku Miya arrived on Wednesday night and was driven straight to the team base at Serene Suites in Mutundwe.

Miya will attend the Thursday sessions.

The players in Camp at Serene Suites in Mutundwe:

Goalkeepers: Isma Watenga (Vipers, Uganda), Benjamin Ochan (KCCA, Uganda),Salim Jamal Magoola (El Meriekh, Sudan)

Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Östersunds FK, Sweden), Denis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers, Uganda), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Shafiq Batambuze (Tusker, Kenya), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Timothy Awany (KCCA, Uganda), Murshid Juuko (Simba,Tanzania) ,

Midfielders: Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Vipers, Uganda), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA, Uganda), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Abdulmalick Vitalis Tabu (SC Villa Jogoo, Uganda), Tonny Mawejje (Thotur,Iceland), Aucho (Baroka FC, South Africa ), Mike Azira (Colorado Rapids, USA)

Strikers: Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA, Uganda), Muhammed Shaban (Onduparaka, Uganda), Yunus Sentamu (Ilves, Finland), Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA, Uganda), Edrisa Lubega (Proline, Uganda), Geoffrey Massa (Baroka, South Africa), Faruku Miya (Standard Liege, Belgium)

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