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Uganda Cranes conduct recovery training session in Soroti prior to North East region match

Uganda Cranes Regional Tour:

  • Saturday, 9th November 2019
  • North East Vs Uganda Cranes at Katakwi Ground

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The Uganda Cranes players have successfully held a recovery training session at Soroti Hotel play ground on Friday evening.

The hour long session was conducted by the head coach Johnathan McKinstry, flanked by the first assistant Abdallah Mubiru and goalkeeping coach, Fred Kajoba.

This followed close to six hours of travel from  FUFA House in Kampala where the delegation departed.

The team has pitched camp at Soroti Hotel from where they will depart to Katakwi (an hour’s drive) on Saturday ahead of the eagerly awaited regional tour match against the North East region.

The Uganda Cranes players in ball work session at Soroti Hotel

McKinstry will be handling his first ever game in the regional tours since he was named head coach six weeks ago.

The Northern Irish national is keen and eager for the game ahead, which will give him further close interaction with the locally based players.

‘I am happy that we managed to travel well from FUFA House in Kampala to Soroti. We have held a light session of one hour to loosen the players’ bodies. We are set for the match against North East on Saturday’ McKinstry told,ug after the light training session on Friday.

The players during a ball work drill
Team coordinator Geofrey Massa with the head coach Johnathan McKinstry

The team will depart Soroti for Katakwi on Saturday, a few hours to the match.

The tour is jointly sponsored by the Uganda Cranes main sponsors, Airtel and Nile Breweries under the brand Nile Special, as organized by FUFA and Kibo Media.

The players in a warm up drill before ball work

Full Delegation:


Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), James Alitho (URA FC)

Forward Players: Paul Willa (Vipers SC),  Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), John Revita (KCCA FC),  Paul Mbowa (URA FC), Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Muzamiru Mutyaba (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Joachim Ojera (URA FC),  Allan Kayiwa (Vipers SC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United), Fahad Bayo (Vipers  SC) Ashraf Mandela (URA FC)


Head coach: Johnathan McKinstry

1st Assistant coach: Abdallah Mubiru

Goalkeepers’ coach: Fred Kajoba

Team Doctor: Emmanuel Nakabago

Equipment Manager: Frank Bumpenje

Team Coordinator: Geofrey Massa

FUFA Marketing Director: Esther Musoke

Media Officer: Bosco Omaria