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Uganda Cranes kick start preparations for final AFCON 2019 qualifier against Tanzania

A group of 24 players have kick started non residential training drills for the TOTAL AFCON 2019 qualifier away to Tanzania due on Sunday 24th March 2019.

The players, many of whom locally based from the StarTimes Uganda Premier League clubs trained for two hours at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala.

With the exception of Vipers SC, Proline FC and Express FC players, the rest of the summoned players turned up with the inclusion of Solomon Walusimbi of Maroons Football Club

Addressing the media after the session, Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre expressed gratitude about the response from the players who turned up.

David Owori (L) and Paul Willa (R) fight for the ball possession

‘It is good to see the players turn up with a good attitude and willingness to compete’ Desabre noted after the training in an interface with the media.

‘I am delighted to be part of the team. I will give my best because this is a dream for us players to play for the National team’  Police FC’s  Juma Balinya told the media.

Ibrahim Sadam Juma (L) with Ivan Eyam (R)

Training resumes on Tuesday morning starting 9 am at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

The 24 players who trained on Monday morning:

Nicholas Sebwato (Onduparaka Fc), Saidi Keni (Sc Villa), James Alitho (URA FC), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Obenchan Filbert (KCCA FC), Willa Paul (Police FC), Samson Mutyaba (Maroons FC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), Majwega Brian (Maroons FC), Godfrey Walusimbi (Unattached), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Mbowa Paul Baker (URA FC), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Ibrahim Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Eyam Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Okello Allan (KCCA FC), Owori David (Sc Villa), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Poloto Julius (KCCA C), Balinya Juma (Police FC), Kaddu Henry (KCCA FC), Madondo Joel (K-Jinja SS), Bashir Mutanda (Sc Villa), Solomon Walusimbi (Maroons)

Training programme

11th -15th March 2019 training at Lugogo (Local based players)

13th March- FUFA Press Conference at 12.30pm- Uganda Cranes coach addresses media at Lugogo

16th March 2019- Regional Tour match: Uganda Cranes vs Kampala Regional Select team, 9 players will be selected from this local camp to join the 15 foreign based players inCairo.

17th March 2019-Uganda Cranes Squad flies to Cairo for residential camp

18th-22nd March 2019- (24 man Uganda Cranes Squad camp in Cairo, Egypt)

23rd March 2019- (24 man Uganda Cranes Squad flies to Tanzania)

24th March 2019 Tanzania vs Uganda (AFCON Qualifier in Dar es Salaam)