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Uganda Cranes back home, buoyed for future engagements

A delighted contingent of Uganda Cranes players and team officials successfully returned home from Comoros on Tuesday evening aboard Kenya Airways.

Head coach, Milutin Sredojevic arrives at Entebbe International Airport

The team arrived at Entebbe International Airport at 8:10 p.m and were received by the FUFA First and second vice presidents, Justus Mugisha and Darius Mugoye respectively, FUFA spokesman, Ahmed Hussein, Finance Director – Decolas Kizza, National teams’ manager – Patrick Ntege and a host of other Federation officials.

Uganda picked a memorable 1-0 away victory over Comoros at the Mitsamouli stadium to go top of group D (since Botswana beat Burkina Faso in the other group).

Midfielder Tonny Mawejje of Thróttur Reykjavík Football Club in  the Iceland premier league scored the all important goal in the 22nd minute of the game.

An overwhelmed Ahmed Kabali (Uganda Cranes Bus driver) embraces midfielder Farouk Miya upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport

During the match, the Cranes’ goal keeper, Denis Onyango saved a penalty as the game neared the end.

The goal hero, Mawejje narrated to 102.1 FUFA f.m about the whole experience in Comoros but hailed the overall team work exhibited by every member of the team – players and officials.

Tonny Mawejje being interviwed by 102.1 FUFA reporters at Entebbe Interantional Airport on Tuesday night

 Playing away from home has never been an easy task but i thank all the team officials and players for the job well done. We shall keep focused as we wait for the rest of the up-coming AFCON 2017 qualification group matches as well as the other competitions.

All the 18 players who traveled with the team to Comoros returned back home from where they are expected to connect to their respective clubs within and outside the country.

The players got their match winning bonuses as promised.

Uganda is expected to resume the AFCON 2017 qualifiers with that crucial double header to Burkina Faso in March 2016.

FUFA First Vice President, Justus Mugisha welcomed back the team delegation led by FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo

The team to and from Comoros was fully facilitated by the President of Uganda, H.E General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, a gesture to which FUFA is so much appreciative.

FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo was the head of delegation.


Uganda’s Contingent that traveled to Comoros:


Goal Keepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sun Downs, South Africa) and Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia).

Defenders: Denis Iguma (Al Ahed, Lebanon), Joseph Ochaya (KCCA, Uganda), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Godfrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Richard Kasagga Jjuuko (URA, Uganda), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia)

Midfielders: Yasser Mugerwa (Orlando Pirates, South Africa), Aucho Khalid (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Farouk Miya (Vipers, Uganda), William Luwagga Kizito (Rio Avio, Portugal), Tonny Mawejje (Thróttur Reykjavík, Iceland), Ivan Ntege (KCCA, Uganda) and Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA, Uganda),

Strikers: Geofrey Massa (Bloemfontein Celtics, South Africa), Brian Umony (St George, Ethiopia), Yunus Sentamu (Club Sportif Sfaxien, Tunisia)


Head of Delegation: FUFA President, Engineer Moses Magogo

 Head Coach: Milutin Sredojevic

Assistant Coach: Moses Basena

Goal Keeping Coach: Fred Kajoba

Team Physio: Ivan Ssewanyana

Team Doctor: Ronald Kisolo

Team Manager: Chris Muyinda

Media Officer: Farid Mpagi

102.1 FUFA f.m Commentator: Lawrence Bwanika

MAIN PHOTO: Leader of delegation to Comoros, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo with goal keeper, Dennis Onyango at Entebbe International Airport Arrival Lounge on Tuesday, 8th September 2015

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department


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