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Uganda Cranes delegation sets off for North East region tour in Katakwi

Uganda Cranes Regional Tour:

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

*Live on 102.1 FUFA f.m & All Official FUFA Social Media Platforms

The Uganda Cranes delegation for the North East region tour in Katakwi has set off from FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala on Friday morning.

The team had a successful session on Thursday at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo, where they were also joined by a couple of foreign based players but have not travelled for the trip and wil instead train at Lugogo.

The Uganda Cranes players board the team bus at FUFA House, Mengo on Friday morning

The tour is in line with the preparations for the upcoming Uganda Cranes participation in the AFCON 2021 qualifiers (away to Burkina Faso on 13th November 2019 and at home against Malawi on 17th November 2019).

Also, the tours are intended towards taking the Uganda Cranes brand to the masses.

Some of the players pose for a group photo moments before departure for Katakwi

McKinstry has already lauded the regional tours project, saluting the Federation for the initiative as an element of preparing the players especially those who play in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League for the national team duties.

‘This is a unique project (Regional Tours) and I have not seen it anywhere in Africa. We are set for the North East region when we play in Katakwi on Saturday. The local based players had a successful training session joined by some of the foreign based players at Lugogo on Thursday. These are early preparations for the two AFCON 2021 qualifiers away to Burkina Faso and at home against Malawi’ Johnthan McKinstry attested.

Johnathan McKinstry shares a light moment with some of the technical team members moments before departure at FUFA House, Mengo on Friday morning
Vipers’ captain Halid Lwaliwa and URA goalkeeper James Alitho at FUFA House on Friday morning

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.

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)

L-R: Geofrey Massa, Frank Bumpenje, Emmanuel Nakabago, Fred Kajoba, Abdallah Mubiru and Johnathan McKinstry


Head coach: Johnathan McKinstry

1st Assistant coach: Abdallah Mubiru

Goalkeepers’ coach: Fred Kajoba

Doctor: Emmanuel Nakabago

Equipment Manager: Frank Bumpenje

Team Coordinator: Geofrey Massa

FUFA Marketing Director: Esther Musoke

Media Officer: Omaria Bosco


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