Micho readies Cranes for Tooro match

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Cranes players training

Uganda Cranes kicked off preparations on Wednesday morning at Mandela National stadium, Namboole for their upcoming tight schedules at both local and international level.

Head coach Milutin Sredejovic and his technical team of assistant Moses Basena and goalkeeping coach Fred Kajoba took players through the drills at the National stadium.

The team coach expressed his delight about the players’ response ahead of the Uganda Cranes Regional tour of Kitara on Sunday in Fort Portal.

“I’m excited about the players’ response but unfortunately I can’t consider them all for the match. On Friday I will name the final 22 players for the match,” said Micho.

After the training the coach named 12 players on the standby list in case of any eventualities but will be reconsidered for training when preparations for the 2018 CHAN qualifiers resume.

The 12 players are; Ibrahim Kibumba, Ssenfuka Rahmat, Oromchan Villa, Banga Fraouk, Mubitu Yisa, Kapampa Eddy, Kagwa Pius, Wafula

Solomon, Balinya Juma, Yiga Muhammad, Sebudde Timothy and Okello Maxwell.

Training resumes on Thursday morning at Mandela National Stadium starting 9 O’clock.

The Uganda Cranes Regional tours are sponsored by Airtel and Nile Special.

Below is the list of players who attended training on Wednesday.

Goalkeepers: Watenga Isma-Vipers, Keni Saidi-Proline, Ikara Tom-Kirinya Jinja, Sebwato, Nicholas-Bright Stars

Defenders: Wadada Nicholas-Vipers: Drajua Alan-Kirinya Jinja SS, Kibumba Ibrahim-Police, Kampamba Edie-Maroons, Adiriko John -Sc Villa, Kiiza Martin-Sc Villa, Mubiru Isa- The Saints, Musana Hasan-JMC Hippos, Lwaliwa Khalid-Vipers, Waswa Hassan Mawanda-Nijmeh, Muwanga Bernard-Sc Villa,

Kabugo Savio- Proline, Yiga Mohamed-Synergy, Wafula Solomon Masavu, Okello Maxwell-Maroons, Sebude Timothy-Water FC

Midfielders: Bukenya Deus- Vipers, Lwanga Tadeo- Sc Villa, Kalyowa Emanuel-Soana, Bagoole David- BUL, Sibira Yunus- BUL, Kasozi Nicholas-Synergy, Senfuka Rahmat-Police FC, Banga Farouk-Bright Stars.

Attackers: Sekisambu Erisa-Vipers, Karisa Milton-Vipers, Olaki Francis-Soana, Kagimu Shafiq- URA, Balinya Juma- Lweza, Kagwa

Pius-Synergy, Bassey Method-Mbarara Gadafi Gadinho- Onduparaka,Okwi Emanuel-Sc Villa, Gift Ali-Proline, Sekantuka Nelson-Proline, Okwalinga Solomon-Synergy, Malingumu Julius-The Saints Kasumba Umaru-Sc Villa and Oromchan Villa-BUL