Cranes train for project Cameroon 2019

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Micho demonstrates as Cranes players train

The road for Uganda Cranes to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, otherwise code named ‘Project Cameroon 2019’ continues with the residential training programme on Tuesday.

This follows the national team successful return from Fort Portal where they played a buildup in the famous ‘Uganda Cranes regional tours campaign’ against Kitara select at the Buhinga stadium before a fully packed house.

Uganda Cranes won 3-1 with strikers Emmanuel Okwi and Nelson Senkatuka scoring the three goals in the opening 45 minutes of the game.

The team has since returned to Kampala on Monday afternoon and will re-group on Tuesday at Sky Hotel, Naalya at 8 a.m.

According to the head coach Milutin Sredejovic, there are players from the local based sides that made the trip to Fort Portal who will be joined by the foreign based crop as the training kicks-off at 10 a.m – Mandela National stadium, Namboole.

“The entire programme is well set and we are ready to implement it to perfection so that we achieve our set and desired goals,” Micho disclosed to www.fufa.co.ug.

The Wednesday session will be double – morning and afternoon before the team flies out Thursday for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

In Ethiopia, the team will play an international build up against the Walia Stars on Saturday, 3rd June 2017 at the Hawassa International stadium in Hawassa City.

Departure from Ethiopia to Dakar, Senegal for the second international friendly match will be on Sunday joined by the KCCA players who will fly directly from Kampala and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Dennis Onyango.

The international build up against Senegal shall take place on 6th June 2017 in Dakar City.

After the build up, the team will leave for Praia, Cape Verde ready for the opening group L of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers.

Tentative Programme:

Tuesday, 30th May 2017: Players report to Sky Hotel, Naalya (Kampala) at 8 a.m

Thursday, 1st June 2017: Departure to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (By Ethiopian Airlines, Flight ET 333)

Friday, 2nd June 2017: Domestic flight to Hawassa City and last training session at Hawassa International stadium

Saturday, 3rd June 2017: International friendly match: Ethiopia Vs Uganda Cranes – Hawassa International stadium (4 p.m)

Sunday, 4th June 2017: Departure to Dakar, Senegal

Tuesday, 6th June 2017: International friendly match: Senegal Vs Uganda Cranes – Dakar (6 p.m)

Wednesday, 7th June 2017: Departure to Praia City

Saturday, 10th June 2017: Cape Verde Vs Uganda Cranes – Praia