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 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.
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.
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.
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
Doctor: Emmanuel Nakabago
Equipment Manager: Frank Bumpenje
Team Coordinator: Geofrey Massa
FUFA Marketing Director: Esther Musoke
Media Officer: Omaria Bosco