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West Nile Vs Uganda Cranes: 23 players named for regional tour


Uganda Cranes Regional Tours 2016: Saturday, 12th March 2016

West Nile Vs Uganda Cranes  – Arua

Full Programme:

  • Team Departs Kampala –  Friday, 11th March 2016 (Morning)
  • Arrival in Arua, Friday 11th March 2016 (Evening)
  • Match day, Saturday, 12th March 2016 (4 p.m)
  • Return Journey to Kampala: Sunday, 13th March 2016

A team of 23 players has been named by the Uganda Cranes’ Head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic for the regional tour of West Nile this weekend.

Micho released the names during the FUFA weekly press conference held on Wednesday at FUFA House in Mengo.

The tactician who was flanked by the National Teams’ Officer Patrick Ntege Kawesa also released the detailed programme to the media;

The team departs Kampala for Arua on Friday morning and shall be expected to train in the evening on the same day before the match is played on Saturday

At the same press conference, Uganda Cranes main sponsors, Airtel Uganda  were represented by Head Brand and Communications Remmie Kisakye and Brand Strategy Manager Noela Byuma.

Airtel Uganda’s Brand Strategy Manager, Noela Byuma (left) and the Head -Brand & Communication Remmie Kisakye share a light moment during the Wednesday press conference at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala

Kisakye further highlighted on the significance of the  tour;

As the main sponsors of the national team, we are rallying for the team’s support in all the regions. Also, football fans in Arua will stand a chance of winning in the on-going Yoola Amajja promotion‘ she noted.

Kibo Media Limited’s Bobkins Kibirige, also the main event managers  represented Nile Breweries Limited, the other partner of the Uganda Cranes regional tours.

Kibo Media’s Bobkins Kibirige (right), representing Nile Breweries Limited flanked by coach Micho at the FUFA Weekly press Conference held at FUFA House, Kampala on Wednesday, 9th March 2016

The tour is also intended to help the technical team assess the players who can make the grade at the senior team that will be named on Wednesday, 16th March 2016 ahead of the crucial double header against Burkina Faso in the AFCON 2017 qualifiers.

Full Team of Uganda Cranes players for West Nile Tour:

Goal Keepers: James Alitho (Vipers S.C) and Mathias Kigonya (Bright Stars F.C)

Defenders: Joseph Nsubuga (Bright Stars F.C), Denis Okot Oola (KCCA FC.), Allan Munaaba (URA F.C), Hassan Musana (The Saints F.C),  Bernard Muwanga (Bright Stars), Sadat Kyambadde (Police F.C), Timothy Awani (KCCA F.C), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Al Shorta, Iraq)

Midfielders: Kizito Kezironi (Vipers S.C), Ivan Ntege (KCCA F.C), Rahamat Senfuka (Police F.C), Allan Kayiwa (Express F.C), Emmanuel Kalyowa (Lweza F.C), Yunus Sibira (BUL F.C), Sam Kintu (Express F.C), Erisa Ssekisambu (Vipers S.C), Milton Karisa (BUL F.C), Yasin Mugume (The Saints F.C)

Striker: Edrisa Lubega (Proline F.C), Geofrey Sserunkuma (Lweza F.C), Tonny Odur (F.C)

MAIN PHOTO: Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sredojevic addresses the media during the press conference at FUFA House on Wednesday, 9th March 2016 in Mengo, Kampala

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications department

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