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Uganda Cranes Regional Tours 2016: National team holds first training session at Lugogo


Saturday, 6th August 2016

Buganda Region Vs Uganda Cranes at Masaka Recreational Stadium (4 p.m)

Live on 102.1 FUFA f.m

The Uganda Cranes headed for the Buganda regional tour in Masaka trained for the first time on Thursday evening at the Phillip Omondi stadium in Lugogo, Kampala.

This followed the naming of  the team by the head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic on Wednesday during the weekly press conference at FUFA House in Mengo.

13 players attended the two hour session whose emphasis was building team coordination, cohesion, inter-play with the final product of scoring a top priority.

The Uganda Cranes players pray before the training session on Thursday evening at Lugogo

“We have started well and i hope the second session in Masaka on Friday evening is better” Micho told

St George football club defender in Ethiopia, Isaac Isinde replaces the injured Timothy Awanyi on the team which departs Friday morning.

Training session at Lugogo on Thursday evening

They will be expected to train in Masaka on Friday evening.

The Uganda Cranes regional tours are intended to rally support for the national team from the countryside and give the passionate Uganda Cranes supporters an opportunity to watch their favorite stars at their venues than at Namboole stadium.

Already, Uganda Cranes has visited Western Region (Mbarara), North East (Soroti), Northern (Gulu), Kitara (Masindi), West Nile (Arua) and lately Eastern Region (Mbale).

Micho professionally addresses the media after the training session at Lugogo on Thursday

The national team also visited Nakasongola last week as part of the FUFA Corporate Social Responsibility.

The national regional tours are financed by the Uganda Cranes main sponsors, Airtel Uganda and Nile Breweries Limited.

Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredejovic in a healthy discussion with his assistant, Moses Basena before the training session commenced at Lugogo on Thursday evening

Uganda Cranes Full Squad to Masaka:

Goalkeepers: Benjamin Ochan (KCCA) and Yasin Mugabi (SC Villa)

Defenders: Nicholas Wadada (Vipers), Joseph Nsubuga (SC Villa), Hassan Musana (Bul), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Captain) – Al Shorta, Iraq, Rashid Toha (Onduparaka), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers), Bernard Muwanga (SC Villa)

Midfielders: Ivan Ntege (KCCA), Kezironi Kizito (Vipers), Mike Sserumaga (SC Villa), Vincent Kayizzi (KCCA), Abdumalik Tabu (SC Villa), Martin Kizza (SC Villa), Brian Majwega (KCCA)

Strikers: Geofrey Sserunkuma (KCCA), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers), Shaban Muhammed (Onduparaka), Musa Esenu (Soana), Edrisa Lubega (Proline)

MAIN PHOTO:  Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredejovic closely supervises the players as they stretch during a training session on Thursday evening  at the Phillip Omondi stadium ahead of the national team regional tour of Buganda region in Masaka

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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