Uganda Cranes team players have on Thursday entered residential camp at the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisasi ahead of the trip to Dubai. The team will fly out this Sunday at 5pm aboard Emirates Airlines for a training camp where they will be joined by the foreign based players.
Upon arrival, the local based players immediately went in for a brief meeting enlightening on the COVID-19 pandemic that was addressed by National Teams Manager Patrick Ntege before he called on Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe to take over the floor.
While talking to the players, head coach Johnathan McKinstry urged them to be more vigilant and alert about the guidelines governing COVID- 19.
The 13 players and officials have undergone the COVID-19 testing at the team Hotel. Players and team officials have been asked to self isolate for 48 hours until when they fly out this weekend.
The camp has been organised in line with preparations for the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers and the 2020 CHAN Finals to be held in Cameroon next year.
The 13 players in camp at the Cranes Paradise hotel, Kisasi:
Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Joel Mutakubwa (Kyetume FC), Nafian Alionzi (URA FC)
Outfield players: Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), David Owori (Sports Club Villa), Bright Anukani (KCCA FC), Saidi Kyeyune (URA FC), Paul Mbowa (URA FC), Samuel Kato (KCCA FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers SC), Shafiq Kagimu (URA FC), Karim Watambala (Vipers SC)
Officials: Johnathan Mckinstry (Head Coach), Abdallah Mubiru (First Assistant coach), Charles Livingstone Mbabazi (Second Assistant coach), Ibrahim Mugisha (Goalkeeping coach), Nakabago (Team Doctor), Ayub Balyejusa (Equipment Manager), Geoffrey Massa (Team manager), Paul Mukatabala (National Teams Officer), Ronald Lusulire (Media officer).