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TOTAL Chan 2020 Qualifiers: Uganda Cranes enter residential camp ahead of Burundi return leg

TOTAL Chan 2020 Qualifiers:

Saturday, 19th October 2019

Uganda Cranes Vs Burundi

At Star Times Stadium, Lugogo

The Uganda Men’s National football team, the Cranes (local based) have entered residential camp on Thursday, October 17th, as they intensify their preparations for the forthcoming second leg tie against Burundi in the 2020 Total African Nations Championship (Chan) final in Cameroon.

Right from the preliminary summoned squad of 26 players, Abdullah Mubiru has maintained all of them and entered camp at Sky Hotel in Nalya where they will stay for two days.

Players in early morning training

During their non-residential camp, the Cranes played one practice match to help coaches make tactical assessment on how players respond to match situations in relation to the training yet that game ended in a goalless draw against reigning Uganda Premier league champions, KCCA.

“We felt it wise to test these players in a match situation like this to see what their response is like.” Mubiru noted after KCCA trial game.

“Much as we won 3-0 away in Bujumbura, we must prepare ourselves pretty well by giving attention to each details from the smallest to the biggest and fighting complacency is one of them.” He added.

Jonathan McKinstry (second left) graced the training for the Chan team on Thursday

Tomorrow (Friday October 18th), the coach Abdullah Mubiru shall address the media at Lugogo.

The team will continue with one training session tomorrow on the 18th of this month (October) at the Star Times Stadium in Lugogo at 9 AM.

One of the coaches (Charles Livingstone Mbabazi) supervises the players in a ball work session

Players who have reported to Camp:

Goalkeepers:

Charles Lukwago (KCCA), James Alitho (URA), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume)

Defenders:

Paul Willa (Police), Ashraf Mandela (URA), Arafat Galiwango (Police), John Revita (KCCA), Mustapha Kizza (KCCA), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Paul Mbowa (URA), Musitafa Mujuzi (Proline)

Midfielders:

Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA), Said Kyeyune (URA), Yusuf Ssozi (Police), David Owori (SC Villa), Kirizestom Ntambi (Wakiso Giants), Allan Okello (KCCA), Shafique Kagimu (URA), Vianne Ssekajjugo (Wakiso Giants), Karim Watambala (Vipers), Bright Anukani (Proline), Ibrahim Orit (Mbarara City), Allan Kayiwa (SC Vipers)

Strikers:

Fahad Bayo (Vipers), Dan Sserunkuma (Vipers), Mike Mutyaba (KCCA)

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