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Uganda Cranes arrive in Tunisia for next phase of CHAN preparations

Uganda Cranes contingent safely arrived in Tunisia on Monday as preparations for the forthcoming African Nations Championship in Algeria hit a new gear.

Players and officials set foot in Tunis at midday before moving to Sousse where the team will have ten days of camping.

Defender Kenneth Ssemakula upon arrival in Tunis.

Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe, a FUFA Executive Committee member who is the Head of Delegation lauded Government for offering financial support in time to help the team prepare well.

Leader of Delegation Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe.

“We thank God that the team has arrived in Tunisia safely. As FUFA, we want to give good preparations to the players because our target is to perform well at CHAN. We extend our appreciation to the Government of Uganda for availing the finances in time to enable us have such kind of preparations.” He said.

Upon arrival in Sousse, the team had a light training session at El Mouradi Palace pitch. Coach Milutin Sredojevic aka Micho indicated this phase will help the team in so many ways.

Players and officials having a prayer after training.
Coach Micho giving instructions to players during training.

“After ten days of camping in Kampala, we have shifted to Tunisia for yet another phase of our preparation. We hope to achieve so many things in the next ten days the team will be here,” he started.

“We chose Tunisia because they are neighbours with Algeria and have so many things in common including weather and food. Therefore, we want the players to acclimatize to certain things before entering the final tournament.” Micho added.

Goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa in training.

The coach also confirmed the set of friendly matches Uganda will have in a bid to fine tune the players.

“We are looking at three competitive matches starting with Sudan on Tuesday, they have been second runners up at CHAN twice. On Thursday, we shall have a game against Cameroon to have a feel of teams from Central Africa before taking on Mali on Sunday. We looked at our opponents at CHAN and selected friendlies that will give us a semblance of what we expect to face in Algeria.”

Uganda is in Group B with Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal and Ivory Coast.

Squad in Tunisia

Nafian Alionzi (URA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Gaddafi FC), Jack Komakech (Vipers SC)

Ashiraf Mandela (Vipers SC), James Begisa (URA FC), Derrick Ndahiro (URA FC), Isa Mubiru (Vipers SC), Hillary Mukundane (Vipers SC), Kenneth Ssemakula(SC Villa), Geoffrey Wasswa (KCCA FC), Gift Fred (SC Villa)

Siraje Ssentamu (Vipers SC), Marvin Joseph Youngman (Vipers SC), Abdu Karim Watambala(Vipers SC), Moses Waiswa (KCCA FC)

Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Travis Mutyaba (SC Villa), Moses Aliro (Wakiso Giants FC), Rogers Kassim Mato (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Vipers SC), Titus Ssematimba (Wakiso Giants), Frank Ssebufu (Wakiso Giants FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Nelson Ssenkatuka(Soltilo Bright Stars FC)


Leader of Delegation – Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe

Head Coach – Milutin Sredojevic

Assistant Coach – Moses Basena

Goalkeeping Coach – Fred Kajoba

Fitness Trainer – Arthur Kyesimira

Team Doctor – Emmanuel Nakabago

Physiotherapist – Ivan Ssewanyana

Team Manager – Geoffrey Massa

National Teams’ Officer – Paul Mukatabala

Equipment Managers – Samuel Mulondo and Ayub Balyejjusa

FUFA Communications Director – Ahmed Hussein

Team Media Officer – Joel Muyita

FUFA Tv – Patrick Lugemwa

FUFA Staff – Richard Nadigobe

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