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Uganda Cranes gear-up preparations for FIFA World Qatar 2022 Qualifiers

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers (Group E):

Thursday, 2nd September 2021 – Kenya Vs Uganda – Nairobi

Uganda Cranes has intensified their preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers ahead of the Kenya (away) and Mali (home) games.

With a full house at the Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisaasi, the technical team is spoilt for choice as the players are aggressively fighting for the available slots.

On Saturday, the team conducted a recovery session in the morning before a very detailed session at the African Bible University playground in Lubowa, off Entebbe road.

Head coach Micho demonstrates a drill at the Africa Bible University playground on Saturday evening

The afternoon session involved the thorough tactical thesis, varying match situations and physical drills both for the outfield as well as the goalkeepers.

Head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, the performance and fitness director Franck Plaine, goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba Kisitu and the other members of the technical team all had a busy evening at office.

Micho tested the players’ physic and tactical awareness throughout the interesting session before the team will be trimmed.

Fred Kajoba Kisitu (Goalkeeping coach) takes the goalkeepers through their drills at the Africa Bible University, Lubowa

‘We have had a great week of training with sessions in the gym and on the field. The players have showed intent to deliver and this is good. We shall continue to monitor the performance for everyone on the team’ Micho disclosed.

Sunday is complete recovery for the players after a full week of non-stop training.

Uganda Cranes face Kenya Harambee Stars away on 2nd September 2021 in Nairobi.

Four days later, Uganda Cranes will host Mali on 6th September 2021 at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende. Rwanda is the other country in group E.

Vipers’ right back Paul Willa crosses the ball during training at the African Bible University playground, Lubowa

Players in Camp:

Goalkeepers: Joel Mutakubwa (Express),Charles Lukwago (KCCA), Simon Tamale (Soltilo Bright Stars), Nafian Alionzi (URA)

Defenders: Murushid Juuko (Express), Enock Walusimbi (Express), Arthur Kiggundu (Express),Denis Iguma (KCCA), Innocent Wafula (Mbarara City), Paul Willa (Vipers SC), Eric Ssenjobe (Police), Azizi Kayondo (Vipers), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Garvin Kizito Mugweri (SC Villa), Kenneth Ssemakula (SC Villa), Hassan Muhamood (Police)

Midfielders: Muzamiru Mutyaba (Express), Ibrahim Orit (Vipers), Milton Karisa (Vipers SC), Bobosi Byaruhanga (Vipers), Shafik Kuchi Kagimu (URA), Nicholas Kasozi (Kyetume), Abubakar Gift Ali (KCCA)

Forwards: Yunus Sentamu (Vipers), Martin Kizza (Express), Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Unattached), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkene), Jude Ssemugabi (Mbarara City), Richard Basangwa (Vipers), Steven Dese Mukwala (URA FC)

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